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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – February 15th, 2018

The Olympics are here, which means that quite a few of the European leagues are on a break, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t story-lines to cover this week. The injury bug has been running rampant through the Canucks prospect world, which casts a bit of a shadow but the Comets have been playing well….

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – February 8th, 2018

Last week’s Blackfish generated a lot of conversation in the comments section – which is a good thing! This week, Kole Lind’s point streak comes to an end, while another prospect appears to have suffered a back injury. A late round defensive prospect continues to put up numbers. On the other side of the pond,…

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Canucks recall Boucher, Archibald to join tomorrow, Gaunce injured

The news is fast and furious on this Thursday morning as the Canucks skated in Tampa Bay ahead of their rematch against the Lightning. First, the Canucks signed Darren Archibald to a contract yesterday and is expected to join the team in Carolina tomorrow as he waits on immigration. I am no immigration lawyer, but…

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The Canucks and Pick Value

Canucks Twitter likes to rip themselves apart on debates without end. Part of that is due to the format, as you can only convey your thoughts in 280 characters or less at a time. Since it’s a public forum, it allows these discussions to become a debate among multiple people in multiple threads with differing…

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Canucks sign Darren Archibald to NHL deal and recall him from Utica

The Canucks announced this afternoon that they’ve signed Darren Archibald for the remainder of the 2017-18 season and then immediately recalled him: As mentioned in the media release, Archibald has 7 goals and 9 assists in 25 games with the Utica Comets this season. He was named the Comets most valuable player last season, under…

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Sam Gagner suffers sprained ankle and heading back to Vancouver

It appears that the Canucks will be without Sam Gagner for the foreseeable future as he is heading back to Vancouver after suffering an ankle injury yesterday Sam Gagner suffered a sprained ankle last night. Tried to skate today. Is headed back to Vancouver. #canucks — Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) February 7, 2018 Gagner later mentioned…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – February 1st, 2018

It’s a new month, but that doesn’t mean that the prospect reports stop! Kole Lind continues his point streak, while Jonah Gadjovich makes his return to the lineup. In the AHL, Thatcher Demko and Reid Boucher helped led the North Division to the AHL All-Star Game(s) championship. On the other side of the pond, Elias…

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January thoughts about the 2018 NHL Entry Draft

The NHL All-Star game is in the rearview mirror and it feels like the real hockey season is here. Teams are ramping up for playoff runs or looking at what assets that they can sell. It also means that the NHL Entry Draft is less than 5 months away. I’ve been lucky enough to attend…

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Canucks appear to be targeting NCAA UFA defencemen

It’s the time of the year, where reports and rumours are hard to keep up with. With the NHL trade deadline less than a month away, there are plenty of storylines going around. But one that I like to keep a close eye on are teams targetting free agent prospects. For someone like myself, it…

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CanucksArmy Post-Game: Canucks shutout by Sabres

The Canucks expansion cousins, the Buffalo Sabres, visited Rogers Arena tonight and were not good guests, as they took two points from the home team. The Canucks had a good performance just two nights ago, so there was hope that they would build on that win and string together a couple of strong efforts leading…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – January 25th, 2018

The NHL has their All Star weekend this week! Many Canucks prospects continue to make a name for themselves – including a CHL prospect who is currently on a 16 game point streak. The organizations European prospects continue to play well. All that and more! All the images of stats are from Elite Prospects. CANADIAN…

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Jonathan Dahlen to remain with Timra IK in Allsvenskan

Canucks prospect Jonathan Dahlen announced today that he would be remaining with Timra IK in the Allsvenskan for the remainder of the season, rather than making the leap to the SHL. There had been a few rumoured SHL teams interested in his services, including Farjestad, but the winger ultimately decided to stay with the organization…