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Sports Canucks prospects tracker: Podkolzin makes his point, Rathbone sees red

11:25  11 november  2019
11:25  11 november  2019 Source:   theprovince.com

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Kunlun Red Star. Vasili Podkolzin (RW). The following season the Canucks missed the playoffs by three points winning only one of their final 8 games. They didn't make past the second round, however, as for the second year in a row the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the Canucks four games to two.

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a hockey game in the snow: File photo: Vasili Podkolzin of Russia skates with the puck in the Bronze Medal game of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship against Switzerland on January, 5, 2019 at Rogers Arena.© Rich Lam/Getty Images File photo: Vasili Podkolzin of Russia skates with the puck in the Bronze Medal game of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship against Switzerland on January, 5, 2019 at Rogers Arena.

It’s the latest edition of the weekly tracker, where we tally up the efforts of the Vancouver Canucks’ highest-profile prospects:

Vasili Podkolzin

So what if he’s not scoring.

We’re three games into the Canada-Russia series and Podkolzin, the Canucks’ 2019 first-rounder, has yet to get a point.

But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t got his point across.

Despite the lack of goals and assists, the 18-year-old has been an impact player for the Russians. He’s making plays and making the opposition pay.

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See the Facebook Help Center for more information. Featured. Now in his sophomore season and with former defensive partner Adam Fox plying his trade on Broadway, it’s showtime for Rathbone — and the Vancouver # Canucks prospect Vasily Podkolzin played 1:30 yesterday for the KHL's SKA.

In Monday’s 4-3 win over the QMJHL All-stars, Podkolzin had a sequence in the second period that only a player with his unique skill set could pull off.

After entering the offensive zone along the wall, Podkolzin lost the puck, stole it back, circled behind the net and threaded two passes to teammate Ivan Morozov for scoring chances. To top it off, Podkolzin then dropped 6-foot-4 New York Islanders prospect Samuel Bolduc with a huge hit.

In overtime, Podkolzin took off on a partial breakaway, only to get pushed from behind as he made his move. It didn’t look good, as he crashed into the post and dislodged the net. But this guy is as tough as a Don Cherry take on poppies and was back in the lineup the next night.

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Canucks prospects tracker : Rathbone goes goodwill hunting, Juolevi stretches it. The Canucks ’ 2019 fifth-rounder continued his scoring ways with the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen this past week, netting three goals in three games and looking Podkolzin is now up to 6 points (1+5) in 10 VHL contests.

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In Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime loss, Podkolzin didn’t shy away from the rough stuff, despite the questionable leg. In another sequence, he carried the puck into the zone, dropped it to a defenceman and went to work in the slot, exchanging chops and cross-checks with San Jose Sharks 2018 first-rounder Ryan Merkley, nearly knocking him over after the whistle.

Then in Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the OHL, Podkolzin had four shots on net and a minus-one rating. Again, no points, but was still Russia’s player of the game, bringing it on both ends of the ice.

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From NHL scouts to the most trusted hockey minds, Podkolzin is getting rave reviews. In an interview on TSN 1040’s Price and Sekeres show, Bob McKenzie sang his praises, saying the scouts he’s talked to like how Podkolzin is developing.

“He’s a really quality player,” McKenzie said on Thursday. “He’s the kind on player who gets his nose dirty when he plays.”

McKenzie compare Podkolzin to Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues and Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals — both Russians, both Stanley Cup champions whose stock dipped around draft time because they were signed to KHL deals.

“The wait was very much worth it.”

When Podkolzin does arrive in Vancouver, likely after the 2020/21 season, he should provide a nice contrast to the high-end scoring talents of Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser. He can be the bear to Bo’s bull; another top-six forward who can make things happen through his determination and skill.

Podkolzin has two goals, five assists and a plus-four rating in 12 Supreme Hockey League (VHL) games this season.

Tyler Madden

Some birthdays, you’ve just got to spoil yourself.

On Saturday, Madden did just that — and also shared the spoils with a fellow Canucks prospect.

The 20-year-old had himself a game in Northeastern’s 3-1 win against Merrimack, scoring a goal and assisting on two others. The goal was a beauty, as the 2018 third-rounder deked his way past a couple of defenders and finished with a short-side backhander that fooled the Warriors’ goaltender.

Madden then turned playmaker, notching two primary assists on goals by Canucks 2019 seventh-rounder Aidan McDonough.

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On the first, Madden wheeled the puck on the power play to a waiting McDonough, who fired it in from the left faceoff circle. The second was off a rebound as a hot shot from Madden was kicked to McDonough, who flipped the puck past a prone goaltender.

Madden finished the game with one goal, two assists and a whopping nine shots on net. McDonough had two goals on three shots.

If there were any lingering questions about Madden’s scoring ability, they need not be asked any more. Madden, drafted for his dogged defensive game, has evolved into an offensive dynamo for the No. 13 Huskies.

The son of 2001 Selke Award-winner John has six goals, four assists and a minus-two rating in 10 games this NCAA season.

Nils Hoglander

Whoa, Nilsy!

Hoglander suited up for Sweden this past week in a U20 Four Nations tournament in Finland and tried to top the lacrosse-style goal he scored a couple weeks ago.

In Sunday’s 2-1 win over Finland, the Canucks’ 2019 second-rounder went whirling dervish with the puck, lifting it onto his stick and twirling in a flash of blue-and-gold. It was kind of like ‘the Michigan’, but let’s call this one ‘the miss-igan’ as the puck fluttered to a teammate at the side of the net.

Earlier in the week, Hoglander did bulge the twine — twice — in a 6-1 win over Russia. No big style points here, just regular, lethal wrist shots. Hoglander was named the player of the game for his two goals and plus-four performance.

The 18-year-old has three goals, one assists and an even plus-minus rating in 12 games this season for Rogle BK of the Swedish Hockey League. He had two goals and an assist in the three tournament games played this past week.

Jack Rathbone

He’s maturing before our very eyes. And like a fine wine, the Crimson defenceman with the ginger mane is getting better with every passing day.

After a two-goal season-opening performance, Rathbone continued to light the red lamp this past week.

It was all Rathbone, all the time for No. 13 Harvard in Friday’s 3-0 win over Princeton.

The Canucks’ 2017 fourth-rounder prospect had a career-high three assists, with two primary helpers to boot. Both were sensational stretch passes from his own end which sent teammates in on breakaways. He finished the game a plus-three with three shots on net.

After the game, the sophomore told the media he readied himself for a leadership role in the summer.

“We had a pretty experienced D-core last year. You learn a lot from the seniors we had, the leadership we had,” he said.

The next night, Rathbone tried his hand at scoring again, finding the twine in a 7-2 blowout win over No. 15 Quinnipiac.

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“When I’m shooting the puck, that’s when I’m at my best,” he said.

On the goal, Rathbone joined the rush and was rewarded with a pass in the high slot. He made no mistake in burying the puck past the goalie’s outstretched glove.

Rathbone, 20, has three goals, three assists and a plus-three rating in, you guessed it, three games this season.

Carson Focht

Not all goals are oil paintings. Some are ugly as Focht demonstrated this past week.

The Canucks’ 2019 fifth-rounder was named the first star for his Calgary Hitmen team in Friday’s 4-3 shootout win against the Tri-City Americans. Focht had a goal — his 11th of the season — and an assist in the victory.

The goal came on a rebound, with Focht poking away at the puck until it crossed the red line.

Focht and fellow Canucks prospect Jett Woo were both solid in three Hitmen games this past week. Woo, a defenceman, had an assist in Friday’s win and went a plus-three. Both he and Focht were a plus-two in Wednesday’s 4-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders, while Saturday’s game — a 4-2 loss at the Edmonton Oil Kings — wasn’t as productive, with both missing the scoresheet.

Focht, a 19-year-old centre, has 18 points and a plus-six rating in 16 WHL games this season.

Woo, a 2018 second-rounder, has one goal, seven assists and a plus-three rating in 17 games.

Mike DiPietro

Like the Canucks, the Utica Comets hit the skids this past week, losing four straight games.

Unlike the Canucks, the Comets snapped their streak, winning 3-2 in overtime on Saturday at the Binghamton Devils — and the Canucks’ 2017 third-rounder had a lot to do with it, stopping 28 of 30 shots to keep his own impressive run intact.

DiPietro has had sterling numbers in his rookie AHL season. Through seven games played, the 20-year-old has a 1.95 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage. Even in losses he’s been good, which was the case on Friday, a 2-1 defeat in which he made 29 saves on 31 shots.

The Comets were supposed to be running with a three-headed goaltending monster this season.

Could the kid have slayed the idea with his stellar play?

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• Please note: there will be no prospects tracker next week. We’ll be back on Sunday, November 24.

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Bo Horvat, the grizzled veteran who has been chosen to lead the Vancouver Canucks, has now played 20 games with the group that figures to form the core of this NHL team for the next five years. As such, any attempt to project the development of these Canucks is a fool’s errand. Some of these players will meet or exceed expectations. Some will disappoint. Some will emerge as legitimate stars, sainted figures who stand with the greatest Canucks of all time. Some will join the ranks of the forgotten men in the franchise’s history. It’s all a mystery right now, which is why this team makes for compelling theatre as its story evolves.

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