Canucks Sign Darren Archibald

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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  1. Very Nice. Cant wait to see him play

  1. April 20, 2011

    […] Canucks sign Darren Archibald You’ve probably never heard of Darren Archibald, and that’s because, like John Wayne, he was never drafted. Archibald’s potential probably tops out as a third-line winger, but any time the Canucks get a guy with NHL potential for free, it’s tough to complain. Not impossible. Just tough. Archibald, a 20-year-old from Newmarket, Ontario, is a 6’3″, 195 lb. left winger with his own Hockey Fights page, so you know he’s got power forward potential. He’s also got 51 goals and 57 assists in 125 games with the OHL’s Barrie Colts, so you know he can score a little. Word is that he’s a “complete player,” which is nice, although that term can also be a nice way to say he isn’t particularly good at anything. We’re still waiting for one of Gillis’s under-the-radar signings to really pay off, but you can’t argue with his Eye of Sauron approach to building the prospect pool. He’ll take a potential NHLer from anywhere. But it’s also worth noting that the Canucks weren’t Archibald’s only suitor (Archibalds always have more than one suitor). He chose to come to Vancouver. That’s a regular story these days. […]

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