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Puljujarvi, Juolevi among young players shaping Finland's rise
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Jesse Puljujarvi and Olli Juolevi are among two young Finns that are turning heads and could help lift a small Scandinavian nation from perpetual bronze medal contenders to the apex of men’s hockey.
Young Stars Tournament Notebook: Oilers' Puljujarvi dominates
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Eight players to watch at the Penticton Young Stars Tournament
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The Penticton Prospects Tournament will showcase some of the best young talent in the Jets, Flames, Canucks and Oilers organizations. Here are eight players to keep a close eye on as they make a push for an NHL roster this season.
Las Vegas roster could be stealth winner of 2016 free agency
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Can an NHL team be considered a “winner” in free agency without signing a single player? In an odd quirk, it sure seems like one of the stealth winners of the 2016 free agent signing season is the Las Vegas-based NHL expansion franchise, which is still without a name, a logo, or an official front office staffer.
Loui Eriksson makes Canucks better, but for how long?
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Who the Canucks are targeting in free agency, and why
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The Vancouver Canucks have waited a year for this free agent season and now that it has arrived, what's the plan?
Canucks add 'top-pairing' blue liner with Juolevi 5th overall
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The Vancouver Canucks coveted elite forwards at the top of the draft, but Jim Benning and Co. snagged a potential elite blue liner by taking Olli Juolevi fifth overall in Friday night's NHL Draft.
Expect Flames to be aggressive in search for starting goalie
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NHL Draft Decisions: Vancouver Canucks
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The Vancouver Canucks didn't expect to end up with the No. 5 pick when this season started, but now that they have it, GM Jim Benning has a difficult decision to make. What will the Canucks use that pick for?