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EP Rinkside Prospect Pool Rankings: No. 4 Ranked Vancouver Canucks

Our seventh and final Canadian club lands at No. 4 league-wide. The Vancouver Canucks have been one of the very worst teams in hockey the last four seasons, so you would expect them to boast a bevy of exciting prospects. And while their U23 core is the envy of a good amount of teams, some misses at the top of the draft during Jim Benning’s tenor have muted things a tad.

The club has made it abundantly clear that they intend on ending the perpetual lottery finish and push for a playoff spot next season. They’ve paid up on July 1 and moved a conditional 2020 first-round pick in what is shaping up to be a banger of a class. In order for this plan to work, they’ll need cheap, impactful contracts forcing their way up in the very near future.

The other thing with this lofty spot on the list is t

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