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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writers Kevin Vanstone - AKA The Flying V tells us with their first pick in the 2012 NHL Draft the Canucks chose Brendan Gaunce. Another Social Media Report with analysis of the 2012 NHL first round pick by the Nucks from the great fans on Twitter. We Tweet after me! Brendan comes from a hockey family, following in the footsteps of older brother Cameron Gaunce.
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Vancouver Canucks 1st round selection (26)
Welcome to…the city where you better not be a goalie…
It’s always nice to bear witness to someone’s dream coming true. It’s even better to see that exact event 30 times in 4 hours. Yet, there’s still the arduous and lingering sense of fatigue one gets when watching the NHL Entry Draft when your own team doesn’t pick until the...
Yesterday Mike Gillis went after the OHL with Brendan Gaunce. Today he went after the QMJHL. Two Canadian kids drafted in the first 57 picks of the 2012 NHL Draft.
The Vancouver Canucks selected Alexandre Mallet. Here are his digits.
DOB: May 22, 1992
Born: Amqui, Quebec
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 195 lbs
Current Team: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
When the 2012 NHL Draft dust settled the Vancouver Canucks organization had themselves five fresh new bodies to plug into their organizational depth chart.
Here's a quick look at the Class of 2012, picked by the GM himself Mike Gillis.
1st Pick - 26th Overall - Brendan Gaunce
TEAM: BELLEVILLE (OHL)
FINAL RANK: 13
MIDTERM RANK: 11
Mike Gillis stayed true to his word and drafted the best overall athlete available to him with the 26th pick today in the 2012 NHL entry draft.
Mike Gillis said "This is the guy we wanted. Size and character. We had some opportunities to move this pick. We weren't moving if he was available."
The Vancouver Canucks selected Brendan Gaunce. TSN had him ranked #20 prospect...
It has been chanted. He has been used as the scapegoat many times, and it looks like the fans in Vancouver will finally get what they want, well what they want when they are losing at least. Canucks management has been entertaining offers for their All-Star goalie, Roberto Luongo.Many thought Luongo would be traded leading into this year’s Draft. Well, the Draft has come and gone...
Here are some fight vids of new Canucks draft pick Alexandre Mallet. Enjoy.
The 2012 NHL Draft is complete, and Roberto Luongo is still a member of the Vancouver Canucks. Many expected that he and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash would both be traded during the draft weekend, but both remain with their current teams. While Nash is still expected to be dealt some time before the end of July, could the Canucks be planning on keep Luongo...
Tonight the Canucks used pick No. 26 pick on Brendan Gaunce, a centerman (possible left winger) from the Belleville Bulls of the OHL.
Gaunce represented Canada at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament, and represented Team Ontario at the 2011 World Under-17 Challenge.
Here's some video's on him PRE-DRAFT.
from Damien Cox of The Spin, There’s one card Burke could play, one that would turn relations between the two clubs downright ugly.
The Leaf GM could lay down a huge, multi-year, multi-million offer sheet next Monday for the other Vancouver goalie, 26-year-old restricted free agent Cory Schneider, the Canucks goalie every team would rather get if they had a choice.
I love you…not…
I have a love/hate relationship with the NHL schedule makers. Every NHL hockey season has its perceived positives and negatives even before the puck drops.
Today, I take a look at the upcoming season.
I have to tell you, nothing gets me more primed for a game than when the Canucks play a team that ousted them from the playoffs in recent history...
Swiiiing Batter Batter…
Based off the Vancouver Canadians first five games of the season where they outscored the Spokane Indians 38-14, one may have considered just conceding the NW League Championship to the boys in red and white.
Unfortunately for Manager Clayton McCullough, that’s not how it works.
They will have to do it the hard way but that means with the help of 11 returning...