2017 NHL Entry Draft: Preliminary Top Ten

Jeremy Davis
September 17 2016 07:00AM

Draft Review - 2017

With the summer winding down, we at Canucks Army are looking to fill the dead space between our Top 20 countdown and the start of the World Cup of Hockey. This week, I've decided to head back to the draft, and I'm going to be looking at the past, present and future on Canucks drafting and NHL prospects by going over the 2015, 2016, and 2017 NHL Entry Drafts and how they pertain to the Canucks.

After going over the 2015 and 2016 drafts, as well as some left over picks from 2016 that could be mid-to-late round selections next year, we move onto the 2017 Entry Draft. While the future is far from certain, it's entirely possible that one, if not many, Canadian teams will find themselves in the running for some of these top end prospects. Let's take a look at who they are.

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Hendricks: "We need to be a confident group"

Jason Gregor
September 16 2016 02:00PM

Oilers veteran Matt Hendricks is always a good player to speak with about the state of the Oilers. He doesn't give cliche answers, and he'll talk openly and honestly about the team.

Training camp is one week away. The Oilers had a strong camp last season, but it did not result in a good regular season. This year must be different, and Hendricks began our conversation discussing what he believes will be the most important factor for the Oilers success.

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POOL PARTY

Robin Brownlee
September 16 2016 11:36AM

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There’s a Pool Party in Penticton starting tonight. Sounds like fun. Count me among the many who are looking forward to watching Edmonton Oilers’ prospect Jesse Puljujarvi hit the ice with 26 other hopefuls for the Young Stars Classic.

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Looking Back at the 2015 Young Stars

Jonathan Willis
September 16 2016 08:00AM

Every year, the NHL’s 30 teams invite a bunch of undrafted and unsigned young players to play with their prospects in a rookie tournament. The Oilers are no exception, and recently unveiled their roster for the 2016 Penticton Young Stars tournament.

What should we expect from the unsigned hopefuls on the list? Looking at what ultimately happened with last year’s group gives us a decent idea.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 16 2016 05:00AM

ROUND-UP

The Nation Network acquires General Fanager, all the World Cup news and previews you can handle, Leafs Top 9 offense, Flames have to get Gaudreau done, honoring Joe Louis arena in Detroit, Oilers open doors to Rogers Place, the "Yzer-plan, 2016 Fantasy Hockey draft guide and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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