Canucks settling into Draft Mode.

Last week, Vancouver were 3 wins from near playoff contention but lost 4 straight, sliding to 5th last in the league. Ending the season 4th last gives Vancouver minimal chamce to draft 1st for Austin Matthews. Meanwhile, finishing 2nd last and drafting such talent is attainable, judging from recent play. Vancouver hasn’t experienced a forgettable […]

Martin Marincin, a top pair defenceman for Toronto?

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/martin-marincin-top-pair-defenceman-leafs/ While not top pair defence material, Marincin sits 3rd on Toronto’s defence depth chart, providing steadier defensive play than Jake Gardiner for a shutdown role. Marincin must succeed defensively the next 14 games for top minutes consideration next season. Matt Hunwick is back another season while Rielly and Gardiner may improve, along with prospect […]