Lots of news and notes today, so let’s tie a nice bow on it all, shall we? Ferland skates This is just great news for Michael Ferland as a person. He’s struggled with some well-documented concussion issues that limited him to just 14 games this season.
The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler released his list of the top 50 drafted NHL prospects, and two from the Vancouver Canucks made the list. General manager Jim Benning is one of the most polarizing figures in Vancouver Canucks history.
Advanced stats aren’t the future. They are the here and now. One of the most used advanced stats is the Corsi percentage. A Corsi percentage is determined off the shots attempted vs shot attempts against.
Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks holds up a bag of Skittles during warmup before their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena March 6, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Jacob Markstrom has no doubt been one of the Vancouver Canucks’ MVPs this season, but where does he rank amongst the league’s best goaltenders? For the past two seasons, Jacob Markstrom has been one of the most important players for the Vancouver Canucks.
Among the top four seeds in the Western Conference, the Vegas Golden Knights would be the second best possible matchup for the Vancouver Canucks. If the Vancouver Canucks get past the Minnesota Wild in the best-of-five qualifying round matchup, they’ll go up against a Western Conference powerhouse in the round of 16.
In a few short weeks, we should finally see some Vancouver Canucks hockey on our television sets. Some of the high profile players are already skating at Rogers Arena including Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, JT Miller, Tyler Toffoli, and Quinn Hughes, so there is definitely some activity right now in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Canucks have been successful in finding great first-round picks in the past five NHL Drafts. Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, and Brock Boeser are all examples of just how great of a job the Canucks have done.
Free agency has rarely been kind to the Vancouver Canucks, but then general manager Mike Gillis hit the jackpot twice in 2010. More often than not, the Vancouver Canucks have failed to receive good value out of lucrative free agent signings.
The Vancouver Canucks will have several options with their third-round selection at the 2020 NHL draft. There are plenty of quality centres that the Vancouver Canucks could consider with their 2020 third-round draft pick, should they choose to address that need.
Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Young Stars Tournament has been cancelled and Ferland is back in Vancouver Let us start off this WWE with the sweet picture of Bo Horvat’s baby in Canucks gear: Canucks also announce that their Young Stars Tournament has been cancelled, an unfortunate but probably expected happening.
Last week, former Vancouver Canucks’ prospect Reid Boucher signed a one-year KHL contract in Russia with Avangard Omsk. As TSN’s Rick Dhaliwal tweeted, that contract will be worth $719,000, which is just a bit more than the current NHL minimum.