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Prospect Profile #6: Jared McCann

Honesty, the best medicine, is how we open up our profile of Jared McCann. When the Canucks took McCann 24th overall back in this past June’s draft, myself – and without putting words in their mouth’s, my peers on this platform – weren’t exactly the biggest fans of the selection. The thinking initially was that it eerily reeked of…

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Prospect Profile: #18 Evan McEneny

Size. Smooth skating. Slick shooter.  Alll things you love to hear about a prospect, and all things that have been used to describe Evan “Public” McEneny’s game. So it goes without saying that the former undrafted free agent signing by the Mike Gillis regime – which was known to have a knack for extracting value via that avenue, making up…

Alex Burrows breaks his Jaw, Out 4 Weeks

Torts says Alex Burrows is going to be out at least four weeks. #canucks — Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) December 3, 2013 Oh boy. Alex Burrows’ season from hell continues on in the worst way. After being sidelined for 12 games following the opener back on October 3rd, Burrows failed to find the back of the…

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Pavel Bure’s Rafter Night in Canada

Gerry Kahrman/The Province Call me nostalgic.  Pavel Bure is the best hockey player I’ve ever seen. The Sedins are close, but that should tell you just how good Pavel Bure was. He’s the star of my youth.  But there’s no denying that there’s complexity to how we should understand Pavel Bure.

Sauve-rtime

Heeeeeeeee’s back! Cam Charron’s favourite Canucks defence prospect not named Corrado or Subban is up. And there’s no telling why. Media Release: #Canucks have recalled defenceman Yann Sauve from the #AHL @UticaComets. — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) October 24, 2013 Seriously, things haven’t been this exciting since the Ludwig Blomstrand controversy.

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Prospect Profile: #11 Joacim Eriksson

Image via Matthew Henderson "Swedish goalies, unite!" It’s a little-known fact that one of the reasons Mike Gillis was hired as Canucks GM is his Swedish-goalie power ring. It’s useful in finding big Swedish dudes who want to stop pucks for a living and are highly regarded across the board. I kid of course (about…

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Prospect Profile: #14 Darren Archibald

Image via Matthew Henderson A year ago, we ranked Darren Archibald number 19 on this list. This year, he’s number 14.  That’s a sign of improvement, right? I’d say so. And I should know, considering I was tasked with writing up Archibald’s profile last year, as well. When I got into this industry I’m not…

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Chris Tanev to KHL? Swiss League? Narnia?

It could happen. Both The Province’s Jim Jamieson and the Vancouver Sun’s Brad Ziemer tweeted around lunch time that Tanev’s agent got out his pots and pans by suggesting that his client doesn’t want to go to Russia, but that he’ll go there if he doesn’t get a fair deal from the Canucks. A mea…

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Prospect Profile: #19 Peter Andersson

Image via Matthew Henderson Let’s clear things up right away before proceeding any further. Just because you’re both Swedish, and a defenseman, doesn’t automatically mean that you will be a Nick Lidstrom (no one is that good), Mattias Ohlund, or even an Alex Edler (yes, better, closer-to-home potential comparables). Peter Andersson is not going to be…

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Keith Ballard bought out – Cap implications

Keith Ballard was a fun guy, but he made too much money. (photo: wikimedia commons) Keith Ballard is gone. The defenceman, brought in during the load-up summer of 2010, never found a regular spot in the Canucks lineup under Alain Vigneault. At $4.2 million per season, that was far from good. In a world where…