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CanucksArmy Roundtable: Over-Unders On Pettersson Production

EP, Dekey Pete, the Alien, whatever you prefer to call him, Elias Pettersson has had a phenomenal start to his NHL career. With seven points in his first four games, Pettersson is outpacing some rather notable Swedish names to start his career. Source: Sportsnet Broadcast It would be pretty greedy to expect this rate of…

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12 Canucks Prospects That Could Make Their NHL Debut in 2018-19

At the beginning of each of the last couple of seasons, I have thrown together a list of prospects that could make their NHL debuts in that campaign, along with my estimation at the likelihood of those debuts coming to fruition. In the 2016-17 season, four of the eight players I listed (Anton Rodin, Troy…

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Your Guide to Scouting the 2019 NHL Draft From Vancouver

If you’re living on the Canadian west coast, you have no shortage of reasons to be enthralled by the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. For one, the local team has been decidedly bad the past few years, and in spite of a bevy of talent percolating in the pipeline, the Canucks seem poised to finish the…

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2019 NHL Draft: Consolidated Industry Rankings for September 2018

Well, hello there. The beauty of creating draft lists is that it’s an extremely subjective process. While the top of most lists have a general sense of similarity, there is also a large amount of diversity throughout that only becomes more pronounced as you move along, simply because no two people value any particular trait…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #6 Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Just outside the top five, we come to one of the biggest risers of the 2018 NHL Draft: Finnish centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi. I bemoaned the lack of respect Kotkaniemi was getting early on in the season (especially relative to fellow Finn Rasmus Kupari), but by the time the Five Nations and World Under-18 tournaments had…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #71 Curtis Douglas

Curtis Douglas is a gargantuan physical specimen of a player, clocking in a 6-foot-8 and over 200 pounds. While the NHL has moved past the days where they’d target players strictly for their size, Douglas has shown enough skill and finesse to indicate that he can have success without relying solely on his size, making…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #72 Benoit-Olivier Groulx

Benoit-Olivier “Bo” Groulx is a real coach’s player. That makes a mountain of sense, considering he’s the son of Benoit Groulx, the current coach of the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League. The younger Groulx doesn’t have many high calibre skills that jump out at you (aside from a pretty dynamite wrist shot), but…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #79 Linus Nyman

One of the top scoring re-entries this year is Finnish-born OHL sniper Linus Nyman. The diminutive winger has spent the last two seasons on a powerful Kingston team, benefiting from and contributing to the strength of that group. We have Nyman ranked near the end of our Top 100 last year, and after going unclaimed…