When Will Brock Boeser Sign with the Canucks?

View image | gettyimages.com If you are paying attention to the news around the hockey world this summer, you know that 2015 NHL draft picks (primarily first rounders) are being signed in droves over the past few weeks. One player that hasn’t signed is  Vancouver Canucks prospect Brock Boeser, a forward drafted in the first-round out of the USHL who…

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Waiver Exemption Primer and 2015-2016 Canucks Prospects

View image | gettyimages.com In hockey there are many forms of waivers – unconditional waivers, fans who participate in the wave at games and so on – but the key waivers are used when a team sends a more veteran player down to the minor leagues.  These waivers prevent teams from hoarding talent and gives more veteran players that aren’t being used…

Talent Left on the 2015 Draft Floor

View image | gettyimages.com Every year at the NHL Entry Draft a number of teams make really smart decisions on their picks (Islanders, Jets) while other teams seem to fall on their face (Bruins).  At the end of the 210 picks, inevitably there are players every year who are not chosen despite showing potential to…

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Alex Grenier Re-Signs & Other Prospect Tidbits

Image Courtesy: UticaComets.com A number of recent minor moves have been made on the prospect side of the Canucks franchise. While nothing major has happened it is worth noting these transactions as the Utica Comets prepare for their next season.  The biggest news of the day was the re-signing of Alexandre Grenier, one of the most…

Canucks re-sign Corrado, Clendening to 1-year deals

View image | gettyimages.com Some prospect news has emerged from the woodwork this evening with the re-signing of Frank Corrado and Adam Clendening.  Both were restricted players who were expected to be re-signed, and it was only a matter of days until it happened.   Corrado and Clendening are both receiving a modest raise, but were limited to signing 1-year deals…

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Comets Militia Report: 2015 Offseason Roster Carousel

Image Courtesy: UticaComets.com While we have been busy covering all the latest additions to the Vancouver Canucks, we have been giving less coverage to some of the depth players signings with other teams.  We cannot forget the baby Canucks down in Utica as that franchise’s role with Vancouver has continued to be stronger every year. Without…

Canucks Prospect Dmitry Zhukenov selected 10th in the CHL Import Draft

Repêchage européen de la #CHL: les Saguenéens de Chicoutimi sélectionnent le joueur de centre russe Dmitry Zhukenov #rcsag #LHJMQ #saglac — Frédéric Tremblay (@fredtremblaysrc) June 30, 2015 With the 10th overall pick in the 2015 CHL Import Draft the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League selected Dmitry Zhukenov – the Vancouver Canucks…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: A Statistical Look at Draft Eligible Goalies

View image | gettyimages.com “Goalies are Voodoo.”  This is a mantra repeated at one point or another by nearly anyone within the hockey analytics community.  While a definite stretch of the truth, there’s some truth to it since goalies are extremely hard to predict. They are subject to small sample sizes including a full season of play, and…

Canucks at the Mock Drafts – Who Does the Media Think Vancouver Will Select?

View image | gettyimages.com As we approach the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, nearly everyone and their dog has taken part in some form of a mock draft.  Mock drafts are an interesting beast as they require taking into consideration many factors including ranking prospects by talent, where teams might finish (if pre-Stanley Cup Final), and what teams are…

Canucks Pre-Draft News and Notes

View image | gettyimages.com As we are in the most exciting week for prospect aficionados Canucks Army has converted into a puppy mill of draft content, spewing out hundreds of profiles on players combining both traditional scouting qualitative analysis with our own unique statistics.  We are so busy as we are so excited for Friday that…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #10 Mikko Rantanen

View image | gettyimages.com As we head into our top-10 prospects in this profile series we are moving back to Finland to take a look at Mikko Rantanen – possibly the number 1 player to be drafted out of Europe this season. It’s no surprise that Rantanen is very highly spoken of, it’s more a…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #26 Joel Eriksson Ek

Photo Courtesy: Sarah_Hobday Back again on the other side of Atlantic, we are taking a look at the young centre Joel Eriksson Ek who has played a large amount of times in leagues senior to his age and has succeeded.  He appears he will likely be selected in the late first round, with potential to…