Experienced sailors will tell you that there are two different types of seasickness; the first leaves you terrified that you are going to die, whilst the second leaves you terrified that you are going to stay alive. Substitute the feeling of acute nausea for watching the Whitecaps this season and it becomes a pretty apt analogy. The [...]Continue Reading —›
PITB’s annual Every Goal series compiles and examines each goal scored by a Canuck during the regular season, player by player. It’s a chance to learn the tendencies of Canuck goalscorers, get excited for the possibilities of the coming year, and appreciate and reflect on the players that have moved to other organizations.
Considering the circumstances, we thought it might be fitting to kick this summer’s series off with Christian Ehrhoff, the Buffalo-bound blueliner that tallied 28 goals and 94 points over two seasons in a Canucks’ uniform.Continue Reading —›
The 2011 Canucks Prospect Camp opens on Tuesday, July 5th, marking the first chance for Canucks management and fans to see their 2011 draft picks in person and mark the development of their other prospects. The Canucks have announced that 34 players will attend the camp, though the released roster has 35 names. And while it will certainly be fun to see the big names, like 2011 first round pick Nicklas Jensen, December signee Darren Archibald who finished 9th in OHL goalscoring, and 2009 second round pick Anton Rodin, I am more interested in the invitees.
The undrafted and unsigned players are often the most intriguing players at camp, as there’s always the hope that one of them will be the next Martin St. Louis, Dan Boyle, or Alexandre Burrows. While none of last year’s invitees were signed by the Canucks, a few signed with other NHL teams, like Matt Fraser with the Dallas Stars, Keith Kinkaid with the New Jersey Devils, and Taylor Fedun with the Edmonton Oilers.
The Canucks will have 12 invitees at this year’s prospect development camp. So just who are these mystery players? Do any of them have the potential to make the NHL? Will any of them earn a contract with the Canucks?Continue Reading —›