Rumour: Could Milan Lucic be Traded to the Canucks?

View image | gettyimages.com Twitter was abuzz Tuesday afternoon when reports surfaced that ex-Vancouver Giant and local hero-turned-villain Milan Lucic’s name had been floated in trade rumours involving the Vancouver Canucks. Are these rumours credible? Would it make sense for Vancouver to do this? What would Lucic’s impact be on the Canucks? We’ll explore after…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #12 Anthony Beauvillier

View image | gettyimages.com If you’re a regular consumer of our draft stuff at Canucks Army, you will probably be familiar with the name “Anthony Beauvillier” by now. We’ve covered the talented QMJHL pivot in the past, and while he may be flying under the radar a bit in 2015, we think he’s truly one…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #14 Jeremy Roy

View image | gettyimages.com Though some might consider him “undersized” at six feet tall, Jeremy Roy’s game is anything but small. The offensively dazzling defender is also rock-steady in his own zone, and may be one of the smartest players available in this year’s draft.

Nation Network Prospect Rankings: #30-16

View image | gettyimages.com Our top-45 prospect countdown is now 2/3rds complete, so let’s take a look back at the players we’ve ranked in the latter half of the first round. Continue past the jump to see the players we’ve ranked between 16th and 30th overall.

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #18 Daniel Sprong

View image | gettyimages.com With the Travis Konecny profile at 20, we begin to move away from the guys that could go anywhere from the late first round to the early third round, and into the next “tier” of players. We’re starting to get in to the range of guys we’re all pretty big fans of,…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #21 Jack Roslovic

View image | gettyimages.com Sometimes, when a scout sets out to see one player, they leave the rink impressed with another one all together. Columbus, Ohio native Jack Roslovic has been sending scouts out to watch Auston Matthews home very impressed all year, as he’s steadily climbed up the draft boards to the point where…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #25 Michael Spacek

View image | gettyimages.com Though it may have gone through a fallow period for past little while, Czech hockey appears to have made a serious resurgence of late, producing a number of top-end prospects. We’ve already profiled three in this series in Jakub Zboril, Pavel Zacha, and Filip Chlapik, and today we’ll highlight our highest-rated…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #29 Jakub Zboril

There aren’t many holes in #NHLDraft eligible d-man Jakub Zboril’s game ~ http://t.co/mAjFATP8kH pic.twitter.com/NusjKNHmhy — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 15, 2015 While all the talk in this upcoming draft is centred around Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, 2015 could become the year of the defenseman given the huge crop of talented CHLers available. We’ve already…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #30 Pavel Zacha

View image | gettyimages.com To be completely honest and up front, I think we’ve underrated Pavel Zacha fairly significantly. The massive Czech centreman fell well short of lofty expectations in his first full season in North America, but has still garnered enough recognition within the scouting community to get top-10 consideration in 2015. Join us…

Nation Network Prospect Rankings: #31-45

View image | gettyimages.com With our countdown already 1/3rd of the way done and our consensus first round just around the corner, here is a list of our first 15 2015 prospect profiles with links to each individual guy. Continue past the jump to see the players we’ve ranked between 31st and 45th overall.

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #32 Ryan Pilon

View image | gettyimages.com Though Ivan Provorov and 2017-eligible Nolan Patrick may be the jewel in scouts’ eyes when watching the Brandon Wheat Kings, the Wheaties other first time draft eligible top pairing defender is a damn good prospect in his own right. Calm and collected, Ryan Pilon (pronounced “PEE-lawn,” not “pylon”) is an adept puck mover…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #33 Brock Boeser

Brock Boeser on his commitment to UND, and how his meetings have gone at #NHLCombine. >> http://t.co/xJDlk9Pjgg pic.twitter.com/CeFqMAffV0 — Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) June 6, 2015 Though one of his teammates is also very highly touted going in to this entry draft, Brock Boeser is considered one of the USHL’s very best prospects this season. The…