Are you still not over the 1982 Stanley Cup Finals? Then this game is for you! A huge rematch between the team with a “mentally fragile” Jordan Eberle and the “award the Calder to” Mathew Barzal versus the “he might be starting but that could change” Anders Nilsson and “I don’t score but that’s okay” Brendan Gaunce. The Canucks are currently 2-1-1 on this Eastern road trip and going into Brooklyn against an Islanders team who has won 3 straight and 7 of their last 10. Surely, this is a Canucks win, no?
The Vancouver Canucks begin their 6 game road trip in Pennsylvania, where they play the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. Today we focus on the Flyers and the history they have with the Canucks.
The St. Louis Blues visit Rogers Arena and the Vancouver Canucks on Hockey Night in Canada this Saturday night, and instead of previewing it, we are going to look back at two nights in history: The first time these teams played, (October 12th, 1970) and the last time (March 23rd, 2017).
The NHL Draft eligible players coming out of the Western Hockey League for 2018 is rather scarce. There are four defensemen who could be called upon in the first 62 picks, but after that, it is anybody’s guess. However, the group of players who were passed on in the 2017 NHL Draft is a strong one and there is a good chance that a few of 19-year-olds will be picked in June. Let’s take a look at the Draft +1 players with the best chance of being taken this year.
Now look, I know what you are thinking. Who are you and why do you think you can just make your own draft rankings? Now that’s a great question and one I’m going to ignore and just get to my exclusive 2017 NHL DRAFT RANKINGS!
A day after winning the title of “Smartest WHL Club” with their 2016-2017 WHL Scholastic Team of the Year award, the Victoria Royals were hoping for some genius picks of their own at the WHL Bantam Draft. Only time will tell how many of these draft picks will turn into quality junior players, but for these players picked, it was a positive step in the direction of becoming a professional hockey player. Of course, if you were not picked in the WHL Bantam Draft, it doesn’t necessarily mean your career is dead. Players like Jamie Benn (Kelowna) and Jarome Iginla (Kamloops) were not drafted and they have done just fine.
Without further ado, let’s go over how the Royals did in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.