Canucks Draft Russian C Dmitry Zhukenov 114th Overall

With the 114th overall pick, the #Canucks select Dmitry Zhukenov. #Canucksdraft — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) June 27, 2015 The Vancouver Canucks went a bit off the board with their 4th round pick, drafting shifty but undersized Russian centre Dmitry Zhukenov 114th overall. There`s really not a lot of info on Zhukenov out there, but we`ll…

Canucks Trade Rights to Patrick McNally

View image | gettyimages.com In a minor move, the Canucks dealt prospect Patrick McNally to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for the 210th pick in 2015. McNally was set to become a free agent if Vancouver was unable or unwilling to sign him to an ELC in the wake of the Harvard cheating scandal. We`ll take a…

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Canucks Draft QMJHL D Guillaume Brisebois 66th overall.

Screen cap courtesy SportsandMoore.com With the selection they acquired in the Eddie Lack trade this morning, the Canucks selected D Guillaume Brisebois with their second pick of the 2015 entry draft. Brisebois was a bit off of our radars playing on one of the CHL’s worst teams, but could have NHL potential. Let’s take a…

Report: Eddie Lack Traded to Carolina Hurricanes

View image | gettyimages.com Well, that didn’t take long. After being silent on this front yesterday, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning made his goalie decision early on Saturday morning, trading fan favourite goalie Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 3rd round pick (66th overall) this season, and a 7th round pick…

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Canucks Day 1 Draft Recap: All Quiet on the Western Front

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports For a while, it looked as if today could’ve been an extremely busy day for the Vancouver Canucks. A Kevin Bieksa deal looked imminent, Eddie Lack may have been on his way out, and even Milan Lucic rumours were beginning to swirl. Instead, GM Jim Benning and the rest of…

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First Look: Canucks Draft Brock Boeser 23rd Overall

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports While not an off the board pick, the Canucks went a little off the radar, selecting goal-scoring right winger Brock Boeser out of the USHL’s Waterloo Black Hawks with their first round pick, 23rd overall. Boeser has a good set of skills, and is a pretty complete offensive player….

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: FINAL RANKINGS

View image | gettyimages.com Draft day is here, and our Prospect Profiles series has now run its course. If you missed any of the players we covered or are just looking for information on a particular player, our entire top-45 countdown with links to each individual profile is after the jump

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 20: The Draftening

Garret and Rhys return this week to break down the 2015 entry draft by profiling a whole ton of draft eligible player, and look at where they may have gone wrong in their personal draft rankings. Join us after the jump (or on iTunes!) for a detailed look at 2015’s top prospects.

Report: Canucks Have Asked Bieksa to Waive NTC… Or Have They?

View image | gettyimages.com It’s the day before the NHL Entry Draft, so you and I both know that we’re in the doldrums of silly season today. Rumours, reports, and trade chatter are all flying around completely unchecked and haphazardly. Earlier this morning, Kevin Bieksa was asked to waive his no-trade clause. Thirty minutes later,…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #6 Noah Hanifin

View image | gettyimages.com At this point in the draft, we’re really splitting hairs about who’s better than whom. Noah Hanifin is a great player. The guy we have at #5 is a great player. The guys sitting at 4th and 3rd  are also great players. After McDavid and Eichel, there’s really no “wrong” way…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #8 Mathew Barzal

View image | gettyimages.com For a while, it looked like Mathew Barzal could potentially slide down the draft thanks to an iffy start to 2014-15 and a mid-season knee injury suffered while goofing around off-ice. But, even though he slid to the mid-teens at one point, this rating was pretty tenuous at best. Scouts have…

Canucks qualify Jacob Markstrom; Is Eddie Lack as good as gone?

View image | gettyimages.com According to a report, the Vancouver Canucks qualified Jacob Markstrom’s contract on Tuesday night, meaning they intend to retain control of his rights for another season. On it’s own, this would hardly be newsworthy as it just represents dotting some i’s and crossing some t’s, but given the Eddie Lack backdrop, it…