Rick Shanley has been covering Western Michigan Hockey for the Kalamazoo Gazette and on his blog since 2006. Shortly after this year’s NHL Draft, he broke the news that Canucks 3rd round draft pick, Kevin Connauton, might transfer from WMU to the Vancouver Giants. In the following Q & A, he gives Canucks fans an inside look at one of the newest Canucks defensemen. ———- Photo credit: MLive.com – Western Michigan Broncos CHB: On your blog, you mentioned a few things about Connauton that really impressed you – “skates like the wind, hands, vision, patience” – is there an NHL...Click here to read more.
Category: Guest Post
Saint John Sea Dogs fans know her as BeeGee, who runs the Saint John Sea Dogs Snippets blog. Some of you Montreal fans may know her from her Habs and Habs Not blog. Today, she graciously offers her 2 cents about current Canucks prospects – and Sea Dogs players – Yann Sauve and Steven Anthony. ———- Photo credit: Saint John Sea Dogs CHB: Yann Sauve and Steven Anthony were pretty highly-regarded prospects not too long ago. What do you think of their progression so far? BeeGee: Yann will be starting his 4th season with the Sea Dogs this fall and...Click here to read more.
Nick Patterson covers the Everett Silvertips for the Everett Herald. While covering the Silvertips’ preseason, he took some time to answer our questions regarding Canucks prospects, Kellan Tochkin and Taylor Ellington. ———– Photo credit: Everett Silvertips CHB: After leading all WHL rookies in scoring 74 points, what are yours (and the Silvertips’) expectations from Kellan Tochkin? Nick Patterson: It’s interesting because although Tochkin led the team in scoring, he was thought of more as part of a unit than as an individual. He teamed with fellow 17-year-old rookies Byron Froese and Tyler Maxwell to form a young and dynamic line,...Click here to read more.
This off-season, the Canucks invited Michael Ward to training camp. Pete Choquette, a hockey writer for Bolt Prospects, takes a few minutes to answer our questions and help Canucks fans get to know more about the former Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick. ———- Photo credit: NHL.com CHB: Tampa Bay chose not to sign Michael Ward only two years after drafting him, and after Ward had a pretty good season in the QMJHL. What was the Bolts’ reason for not signing him? Pete: If I had to guess, the Lightning likely didn’t see much offensive upside at the next level in...Click here to read more.
Sarah Vital has been a big Mathieu Schneider fan for 16 years, and even has a blog – The Unofficial Mathieu Schneider Homepage – dedicated entirely to the new Canucks defenseman. In the following guest post, Sarah tells us more about the man they call “Schnieds” and what we should expect from him. ——— Photo credit: The Unofficial Mathieu Schneider Homepage Any unmarried person over the age of 30 has experienced the “if he/she is so great, why is he/she still single” conundrum. The same unease comes with “journeymen” in the sports world. If he’s so great, why has he...Click here to read more.