by THW's Andy Eide:
Link for full article:http://thehockeywriters.com/vancouver-c ... they-pick/
"Welcome to part two of our Vancouver Canucks 2012 NHL Draft preview. For a look at who the Canucks currently have in their system check out Daniel Schöpf’s look at their prospects. For all of your NHL Draft needs, prospect profiles and team previews be sure to check our NHL Entry Draft Guide.
Now that the on-ice NHL action is over teams are gearing up to select the next crop of players that hopefully will lead them to a Stanley Cup. The best way to build a championship team is through the NHL Entry Draft which takes place, in Pittsburgh, on June 22nd. The Vancouver Canucks have the 26thpick and while they most likely won’t be selecting a guy who can step right on the ice, they do have an opportunity to pick up a player that can contribute in the near future."
For those interested:
THW’s 2012 NHL Entry Draft Guide (Free!) – The Next Ones is your quintessential draft resource featuring:
Detailed unique prospect profiles in The Next Ones format
Fantasy based rankings
Looking ahead to the 2013 draft and beyond
Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/2012-nhl-en ... next-ones/
The latest mock:http://thehockeywriters.com/2012-nhl-mo ... wo-rounds/
...had the Canucks selecting:
Matt Finnin the 1st rnd
(his in depth profile: http://thehockeywriters.com/matt-finn-t ... -by-storm/
Esa Lindellin the 2nd
According to THW's Top 120 rankings:http://thehockeywriters.com/2012-nhl-dr ... s-top-120/
'Nucks might select as alternatives:
Tomas Hertl: http://thehockeywriters.com/tomas-hertl ... t-profile/
or perhaps a dman in Hampus Lindholm if he drops far enough:http://thehockeywriters.com/hampus-lind ... t-profile/
Second round targets may also include:
Troy Bourke:http://thehockeywriters.com/troy-bourke ... t-profile/
Adam Pelech:http://thehockeywriters.com/adam-pelech ... tradition/
If he falls, Ville Pokka:http://thehockeywriters.com/ville-pokka ... t-profile/
Thoughts, comments, constructive criticism always welcomed.