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  • Showcasing the FHC Prospect’s Guide – Day 28 (Vancouver)

    http://www.fantasyhockeycoach.comFantasy Hockey Coach is extremely happy to announce that our First Annual Prospects Guide (Prospect-us) is available now for download ($4.95). The guide is loaded with in-depth information of NHL prospects and their potential fantasy impact, over 160 pages.

    The Prospect-us is designed to be as all inclusive as possible, whether you are a fantasy hockey guru trying to win their pool at work, a casual pool player, or just a fan of the sport in general who is interested in the future of their favorite NHL team(s). We have included a listing of our top 250 ranked prospects for the future in terms of their skill, upside and potential impact. Players must be 25 years or younger and haven’t played over 25 NHL games to qualify as a prospect for this guide. On top of all that the Guide offers the Top 20 players in each of the next four NHL Entry Drafts.

    To showcase the Prospect-us will be highlighting a team a day for 30 days. In this showcase you will see the team write-up and two of the player profiles. Each team has between five to nine write-ups depending on the amount of fantasy worthy prospects. To view the entire product you will need to purchase the Prospect-us at

    Day 28 – Vancouver Canucks

    The time is now for the Vancouver Canucks as their window to contend for the Stanley Cup is rapidly closing. They have 2-4 years left with this core group of players to push for the Cup so keep that in mind when looking at Vancouver prospects. GM Mike Gilles may end up trading a prospect or two to bring in pieces to help the team win now. 
The Canucks don’t have much for current NHL depth of young guns. The majority of this roster is 25 years or older, its time to get some young blood in this group. The Canucks biggest weakness is their lack of size and speed up front. There are some players who will be solid NHL players in the future for the Canucks, but there is a little in the way of standouts in their prospect group.

    G – Eddie Lack (SWE) Chicago Wolves
    6’4”, 187, 24 years

    Lack is a very tall and talented goaltender. Lack has played the last two seasons with the Canucks farm club in the AHL. In the 2010-11 season, he finished with a 28-21-4 record and five shutouts. He posted a 2.26 GAA and .926 SV% with the Manitoba Moose. He was named to the AHL All-Rookie team in 2011. The Canucks farm team moved to Chicago last season and the team struggled, Lack finished with a 21- 20-3 record. He had four shutouts and posted a 2.30 GAA and .925 SV%. Lack played some of his best hockey in the AHL playoffs, in Game 4 against the San Antonio Rampage the Wolves won despite being outshot 31-15 Lack went undrafted but that hasn’t stopped him from showing he is an NHL caliber goaltender. With the potential of a goaltender trade this off-season it opens the door for Lack to be the back-up goaltender for the Canucks. The question will be what is best for Lack’s development, to sit on the bench as the Canucks back-up and play 20 NHL games or to the be the #1 starter for another year in the AHL playing 55+ games. No matter where he plays next season, for him to become a starter in the NHL he will have to be traded or sign somewhere else.

    Projection: Starting Goaltender
Potential Upside: 25-30 wins (Jonas Gustavsson)
    ETA: 2012-13

    W – Anton Rodin (SWE) Chicago Wolves
    5’11”, 178 lbs, 21 years

    Rodin is a very strong skater who if he can get his consistency issues worked out can be a very effective offensive player. The Red Wings were very high on Rodin, which says a lot about him as the Wings have been extremely successful drafting Swedes. The last time the Canucks drafted a Swede who the Wings were very high on was Alex Edler and that turned out pretty good for Vancouver.

    At the 2010 WJC he scored three goals and 10 points in six games and helped Sweden with the Bronze medal. The following year he played for Brynas of the Swedish Elite League and scored seven goals and 26 points in 53 games to finish eighth in team scoring. 
In his first season in the AHL, Rodin scored 10 goals and 27 points in 62 games for Chicago. To go along with Rodin’s strong skating he has a lethal shot and great hockey sense making him a great prospect for your fantasy squad. He is still relatively unknown so you should be able to grab him off the waiver wire. Dark horse prospect with huge upside.

    Projection: Top six forward
Potential Upside: 60 points (Henrik Zetterberg)
    ETA: 2014-15

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