Best First Round Vancouver Canucks Draft Picks, Part Four

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Previous explorations of the Vancouver Canucks draft history have shown what can be charitably described as a mixed bag. A few great picks – especially in recent years – and some that, well, didn’t work out. There were a couple curious discoveries, like the Canucks drafting 10th more frequently than any other position. Here are […] READ MORE


Blueline Rebuild Continues as Canucks Add Erik Gudbranson

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Last night, buried amidst the jubilation of the San Jose Sharks making the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history, Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning quietly went about the business of rebuilding his club’s blueline, adding 24-year-old defenseman Erik Gudbranson and a 5th round pick from the Florida Panthers in exchange for 19-year old center Jared McCann, a 2nd round pick, […] READ MORE


Canucks Acquire Erik Gudbranson From Florida Panthers

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The Vancouver Canucks didn't want to wait until after the playoffs to make a trade as they announced today that the team has acquired Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth round pick from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Jared McCann, a 2016 second round pick and a 2016 fourth round pick. READ MORE


A Year in AHL Best Thing for Jared McCann

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Jared McCann had an exceptionally promising start to his rookie campaign. After winning a spot on the roster on the back of a strong training camp and pre-season, McCann put a stunning five goals through his first nine NHL contests, demonstrating a wicked shot and strong footspeed. After that explosion, however, things went downhill for […] READ MORE





TSP: Vancouver Canucks Prospects

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Welcome to the 2015 edition of Top Shelf NHL Prospects.  As the summer progresses, I will be featuring each NHL team’s top prospects, following the order of the first round of the 2015 NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) —you can find all the articles here. Because we already published an extensive NHL Draft preview, […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Draft Preview

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Well, it’s that time of year again. The wait for October is full swing as we head into the meat of the NHL Offseason with the NHL Draft and Free Agent Frenzy. First out of the two is the NHL Draft, and it looks to be relatively shallow this year in the talent pool. Nonetheless, […] READ MORE