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Canucks Army Free Agent Profiles: Jiri Hudler

Embed from Getty Images While he may not have the name-recognition of some of the other top-tier wingers that will be available this off-season, Jiri Hudler is still one of the most offensively gifted players in the 2016 free agent class. While his most recent season failed to live up to the lofty expectations set by his 76-point…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #21 Vitali Abramov

Embed from Getty Images Vitali Abramov of the Gatineau Olympiques in the QMJHL checks in as the 21st ranked prospect on our consensus ranking. Though the diminutive Russian winger was a relative unknown entering his draft-eligible season, his prolific rookie season has forced himself into the conversation as a first-round pick.

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Why Do We Care About Draft Picks?

Jim Benning has taken a lot of heat in this market over the past year or so, and with good reason. He’s haemorrhaged assets at an alarming rate, been on the losing side of his trades more often than not, and signed a number of players to above-market-value contracts. For a moment, however, I’d like to…

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Canucks Army Year In Review: Linden Vey

Embed from Getty Images Expectations were high for Linden Vey when the Canucks dealt a second-round pick to the Los Angeles Kings to acquire him in the summer of 2014. There were ups and downs during his first full NHL season, but fans hoped that with a year of full-time NHL experience and a full summer…

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Canucks Army Year In Review: Nikita Tryamkin

Embed from Getty Images For a player who was passed over in two consecutive drafts, Nikita Tryamkin brought with him an inordinate amount of hype. After the Canucks inked him to a two-year entry-level contract (with some trouble), we were told he was a “freak”, he had top-four potential, and compared favourably to Zdeno Chara, all…