Photo credit: theahl.com Now that Vancouver Canucks fans have (we hope) managed to begin the healing process from the emotional rollercoaster of the 2011 Playoffs, it’s time to shift the focus to the 2011 Draft, where the building blocks for future success are put in place. Given that the 2011 crop has, for some time, been viewed as a generally weaker class than previous years, perhaps the Canucks would be best served to once again parlay their first-round selection in order to acquire the talent needed to win right now. But seeing as how the club already forked over their...Click here to read more.
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[Jon Häggqvist is a writer for the Swedish newspaper, Allehanda, in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. With the lack of Canucks prospects in this year's World Junior Hockey Championships, Häggqvist kindly contributed this post to CHB to update us on 2009 2nd round draft pick, Anton Rodin.] Anton Rödin was born in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, and spent his first hockey years playing for a club called Hammarby. When he was ten years old his family moved north to Gävle and since then Anton has represented Gävle’s pride: Brynäs. His parents moved to a house very close to the home of Jakob Silfverberg,...Click here to read more.
The lack of Canucks news was starting to get so boring and sad that I was about to write my story of a hockey playing giraffe in blog form. But all of a sudden we have signings of players coming out of our ears! I guess Gillis has moved on from the eating a pint of ice cream and throwing darts at a picture of Dustin Byfuglien stage of grieving. Anton Rodin: A Swede! Our Swede supply was getting dangerously low if you ask me with just four. He was drafted last year in the second round. I remember reading...Click here to read more.