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Canucks Prospects Update; Some More Awards and Playoffs Talk

CANUCKS PROSPECTS UPDATE: The OHL Finals are set in stone and are set to begin on May 1.  The battle for the J. Ross Robertson Cup is on as the Eastern Conference Champion North Bay Battalion will take on the Western Conference Champion Guelph Storm. In the Eastern Conference Finals, Cole Cassels and his Oshawa Generals were swept by Miles Liberati and his North Bay Battalion...
Via Puckrant.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Search Continues; #6 Pick/Prospects/Playoffs/Worlds

GM SEARCH CONTINUES: The Canucks New General Manager search is on.  There are many names swirling around the rumor mill.  Yesterday, Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun newspaper tweeted: "Still believe that Benning is #Canucks 1st choice.  But Hextall, with mgmt dues paid under good GMs, would be interesting candidate."  Jim Benning is an assistant general manager...
Via Puckrant.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Canucks have interest in Ryan O’Reilly?

Better Late Than Never… Just last week ESPN‘s Pierre LeBrun released a “Rumblings” blog, focused on trade rumours, transacations and pending free agents. Perking up the ears of Vancouver, was the apparent interest that Canucks management has in Colorado Avalanche forward, Ryan O’Reilly. If the Avs do put O’Reilly on the trade market (and again, we don’t know if they...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks sign OHL goal-scoring leader Dane Fox

entre Dane Fox, an undrafted 20-year-old who has become a goal-scoring star in the Ontario Hockey League, has been signed by the Vancouver Canucks. Fox has a league-high 41 goals in 35 games this season for the Erie Otters. Fox is currently second in OHL scoring with 67 points and is a teammate of Canuck 2012 first-round draft pick Brendan Gaunce. "He is a late-bloomer, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Why next season should be on Canucks fans minds

2014-15 could be one to remember “Just wait till next year.” Since 1970, that phrase has been the rallying cry of Canucks fans. But that phrase has perhaps never been truer than this season. Mired with a team that is competitive but not elite, the Canucks are good enough to make the playoffs but not good enough to make a whole lot of noise. I’d say the writing was on the wall...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks Prospect Round-up: Gaunce, Corrado, Grenier & Tommernes

  Welcome to the second edition of RobTheHockeyGuys’ prospect roundup. In this second edition, featuring a indepth look at Brendan Gaunce, as well as some other players in Utica that are making strides. Brendan Gaunce – 1st round, 26th overall, 2012 NHL Entry Draft Brendan Gaunce was expected to challenge for the vacant 3rd line centre spot on the Vancouver Canucks this season...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks prospect Gaunce traded to better junior team

Brendan Gaunce was having a good year with a bad team. He could now have a great year with a great team. The Vancouver Canucks’ first-round pick in 2012 was traded Tuesday from the last-place Belleville Bulls to OHL championship threat Erie Otters. In exchange for winger Stephen Harper, the Bulls also get four picks in the OHL Priority Selection — Ottawa’s second-round pick...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Five fearless predictions for the Vancouver Canucks 2013/14

Projection Time! An actual full NHL season is finally upon us and the Canucks have the chance this year to put two terrible playoff campaigns behind them. At this time of year anything is possible, but only the following five events are truly assured of taking place. A brighter future is now Some people believe that the Canucks golden period is drawing to a rapid close, but an initially...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks' youth movement put on hold

So much for the start of a golden youth movement on the Vancouver Canucks who were suddenly supposed to be the land of opportunity for talented prospects under the patient and nurturing reign of new head coach John Tortorella. Hunter Shinkaruk Bo Horvat and Brendan Gaunce have all been returned to their junior teams and Nicklas Jensen and Frankie Corrado are back in the American...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Shinkaruk and Horvat will start season with Canucks, Corrado and Gaunce won’t

The Canucks have made their final cuts and there were some surprises. Both 18 year old first round draft picks, Hunter Shinkaruk and Bo Horvat, will start the season in the NHL this year. Meanwhile, Frank Corrado has been assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL and Brendan Gaunce is on his way back to junior in Belleville. As expected after Zack Kassian’s 5 game suspension, Hunter...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks make final 2013 opening night roster cuts

Horvat/Shinkaruk to remain in the bigs The Vancouver Canucks have made another round of cuts following last night’s final pre-season game against the New York Rangers. As Q mentioned this morning Frank Corrado and Zach Hamill have been sent back to the Utica Comets of the AHL, while Brendan Gaunce has been shipped back to the Belleville Bulls of the OHL. While Corrado had a...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks say g’bye to Corrado Hamill & Gaunce

Greener Pastures? ICYMI last night after the 5-0 win over the Rangers Mike Gillis and John Tortorella announced the Canucks had reduced their pre-season roster. The following player has been assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL: Frank Corrado (D), and Zach Hamill (C). The following player has been assigned to their junior club: Brendan Gaunce (C) (Belleville Bulls) Roster moves...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The search for an effective fourth line

Please welcome yet another new blogger to the RobTheHockeyGuy crew: J.D. Burke. J.D. has a lot of blogging experience from a number of different blogs and is the self-proclaimed “Pierre LeBrun of Vancouver hockey bloggers”. You can follow him on Twitter at @JDBurkeOV. Even when things were going well for the Canucks (a certain 2011 Stanley Cup run comes to mind) there was always...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Preseasoned to Succeed

Having a great preseason does not a season make. Working out the kinks, finding new chemistry and getting ready for the long grind is what exhibition is all about. Let’s just make it shorter, we get the point already. Despite dropping their first two preseason games, the Vancouver Canucks are finding out that signing big ticket players out of free agency and selling the farm to...
Via The Farm Club
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks youngsters running out of time to make an impression

So far the kids have only been all right and that must change in the next two pre-season games if any of them are going to crack the Vancouver Canucks’ regular-season roster. Youngsters like Bo Horvat Hunter Shinkaruk Brendan Gaunce and Nicklas Jensen are running out of auditions. Saturday night’s pre-season game in Edmonton (7 p.m. Pacific CBC Team 1040) and Monday night...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Shinkaruk, Gaunce make an impression as Canucks drop 3-2 decision to San Jose

The start of the National Hockey League pre-season felt a little like the playoffs for the Vancouver Canucks. They lost again to the San Jose Sharks. With new coach John Tortorella watching from high above in the press box area a Canuck lineup littered with youngsters dropped a 3-2 decision in their exhibition opener Monday night to the Sharks at Rogers Arena. But the evening was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The Canucks third line centre competition

Photo Courtesy: hockeysfuture.com   The Canucks play their first preseason game tomorrow and the most compelling competition for a roster spot this year is without a doubt for the third line centre spot. The competition is wide open, with some veterans, youngsters and raw rookies in contention. Lets look at the competitors: Brendan Gaunce Canucks management was probably quietly...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Who will play on the Canucks third line?

What reset? Seldom has a team’s roster been changed so little yet produced so much pre-season uncertainty. That’s precisely where the Canucks roster stands, with few new additions, some significant subtractions, and a new decision maker with a plethora of mediocre options at his disposal. Fans expect something to be done on the blue-line before the regular season begins, but...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Who are the next frontline forwards for the Canucks?

Look Ahead…Who’s next? Its no secret that heading into mid and late-30′s, players generally tend to decline (exception: Martin St. Louis). With Daniel and Henrik Sedin entering the final year of their current contracts with the Vancouver Canucks, what production can we expect/rely upon going forward? It’s difficult to find replacements for them on the top line, although...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

New era? Or just a new wave of Vancouver Canucks?

Opening the window There’s been a fear since the Canucks early playoff exit that the window for this core to bring a Stanley Cup to Vancouver had perhaps a few years left until old age spoiled them. The Canucks weren’t getting younger with an average age of 28.9, and with few bluechip prospects in the pipeline, comparisons to the Calgary Flames’ long slide after the 2004 cup...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 OHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Preview and Predictions – Round 2

Photo courtesy of Aaron Bell / OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Belleville Bulls (1) vs. Sudbury Wolves (5) Season series: 3-1 Belleville Key players: Alan Quine (Bulls), Brendan Gaunce (Bulls), Jordan Subban (Bulls), Malcolm Subban (Bulls), Mathew Campagna (Wolves), Nick Baptiste (Wolves), Nathan Pancel (Wolves), Franky Palazzese (Wolves) X-Factors: Goaltending as well...
Via The Hockey Guys
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 OHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Preview and Predictions

Photo courtesy of CHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Belleville Bulls (1) vs. Mississauga Steelheads (8) Season series: Tied 2-2 Key players: Alan Quine (Bulls), Brendan Gaunce (Bulls), Jordan Subban (Bulls), Malcolm Subban (Bulls), Riley Brace (Steelheads), Dylan DeMelo (Steelheads), Stuart Percy (Steelheads), Spencer Martin (Steelheads). X-Factors: Martin will have to out...
Via The Hockey Guys
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks re-assign players to Chicago Wolves and junior teams

The Vancouver Canucks just issued a press release on Canucks.com. Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have assigned the following players to the Chicago Wolves and Junior clubs. The following players have been assigned to junior clubs: Frank Corrado, Defence, Sudbury, OHL Brendan Gaunce, Centre...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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