Dylan McIlrath and Magnus Paajarvi Are on Waivers - Any Takers?

Jeremy Davis
October 27 2016 02:26PM

With their faces pressed firmly against the waiver wire this morning, there was disappointment among some factions of Canucks fans that Emerson Etem, waived yesterday by Anaheim, passed through without claim. Those feelings were short lived however, because we were quickly distracted by two more interesting names on the waiver wire as of 9:00am this morning: New York's Dylan McIlrath and St. Louis' Magnus Paajarvi.

The Canucks have already elected to bring Mike Zalewski up from Utica, but might they be enticed by these two new players that are available free of charge?

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Prospect Spotlight: Brett McKenzie - How Good is Good in a Draft+2 Season?

Jeremy Davis
October 20 2016 11:00AM

Canucks prospect Brett McKenzie is off to a flaming hot start in the OHL. The 194th overall pick in the 2016 draft has scored seven goals in his first eight games. With five assists to go with them, he is producing at a clip of a point and a half per game.

While those numbers are quite impressive, they come with a caveat - no, not sample size, though of course that’s a relevant point. Instead, I’m referring to his age. Though the Canucks picked up McKenzie’s rights just a few months ago, he’s already playing in his draft-plus-two season, as he was taken in his second year of draft eligibility.

And so we have to ask the question: how good is good in a draft-plus-two season?

Warning! This article contains math! But also highlights.

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pGPS 2016 Draft Extravaganza: Metropolitan Division

Jeremy Davis
September 29 2016 02:30PM

Draft Review - met

Image created by the great and wonderful Matt Henderson.

Well we’re inching closer to the start of the hockey season, but before we get there, it’s time for the Big Unveiling of the full 2016 NHL Entry pGPS data set.

Taking on the entire draft at once already produces a massive amount of information, but this year’s review is so replete with beautiful charts fashioned by our very own Petbugs, it would simply be outrageous to try to fit it into one article. That’s while we’ll be taking this journey one division at a time, with a league wide overview at the end.

Today we're diving into the division with the silliest name: the Metropolitan Division!

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pGPS 2016 Draft Extravaganza: Central Division

Jeremy Davis
September 27 2016 12:15PM

Draft Review - central

Image created by the great and wonderful Matt Henderson.

Well we’re inching closer to the start of the hockey season, but before we get there, it’s time for the Big Unveiling of the full 2016 NHL Entry pGPS data set. I know. Try to contain your excitement.

Taking on the entire draft at once already produces a massive amount of information, but this year’s review is so replete with beautiful charts fashioned by our very own Petbugs, it would simply be outrageous to try to fit it into one article. That’s while we’ll be taking this journey one division at a time, with a league wide overview at the end.

Today we’ll be examining the Central Division, where another Nation Network team resides. (Hi Jets Nation!)

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2017 NHL Entry Draft: Preliminary Top Ten

Jeremy Davis
September 15 2016 09:00AM

Draft Review - 2017

With the summer winding down, we at Canucks Army are looking to fill the dead space between our Top 20 countdown and the start of the World Cup of Hockey. This week, I've decided to head back to the draft, and I'm going to be looking at the past, present and future on Canucks drafting and NHL prospects by going over the 2015, 2016, and 2017 NHL Entry Drafts and how they pertain to the Canucks.

After going over the 2015 and 2016 drafts, as well as some left over picks from 2016 that could be mid-to-late round selections next year, we move onto the 2017 Entry Draft. While the future is far from certain, it's entirely possible that one, if not many, Canadian teams will find themselves in the running for some of these top end prospects. Let's take a look at who they are.

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