Tag: defensemen

Getting the most out of Marc-Andre Gragnani

In February, the Canucks made a deadline deal and acquired defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres. He was technically traded for Alexander Sulzer in a one-for-one deal, but the trade was tied closely to the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian swap that was made official only minutes earlier on deadline day.




Defensive Supremacy – Comparing the 2003 & 2008 Draft Classes

Weber or Doughty? Phaneuf or Bogosian? Suter or Pietrangelo? Which draft class boasts the best crop of defensemen? 




Ryan Parent: Why Were the Warning Signs Ignored?

Ryan Parent, former Predator, Flyer, Predator (again), and current Canuck (although not for long), has been a flop at the NHL level. Google “Ryan Parent bust” and close to 200,000 results come up (although many of them link to Ryan Leaf and/or the other definition of the word bust…). Parent was once an important piece