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Before the pandemonium that is NHL free agency begins tomorrow morning, let's talk about the Vancouver Canucks goaltending situation, and the negotiations with Jacob Markstrom.
Should Markstrom head to free agency, the Edmonton Oilers are reported to expressing major interest in the 4th place Vezina Trophy candidate.
Furthermore, we're also touching on Anton Khudobin and Cory Schneider, two goaltenders headed to free agency—one via expiring contract and the other via a New Jersey Devils buyout—who've expressed that the Vancouver Canucks would be on their list of potential destinations for next season.
The Athletic Article: https://theathletic.com/2125607/2020/10/08/predicting-destinations-for-holtby-crawford-fleury-markstrom-khudobin-other-goalies/
Reddit Thread W/ Athletic Article: https://old.reddit.com/r/canucks/comments/j7nc7h/paywall_custances_source_an_nhl_goalie_coach_has/
Cory Schneider Comment: https://old.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/j7fe9b/lebrun_indeed_source_confirms_the_devils_are/g849k6o/
Anton Khudobin recently led the Dallas Stars to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games.
The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs involved sixteen teams, which were the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders, and Columbus Blue Jackets in the East, and the Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Vegas Golden Knights, Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes, and Dallas Stars in the West.
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars in the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals in Game 6 to win the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Vegas Golden Knights got eliminated by the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Finals in Game 5, and the New York Islanders were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6.
Of the Conference Semi-Final matchups, the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, and Philadelphia Flyers have been eliminated.
Teams eliminated from the first round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are the St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Washington Capitals.
The eliminated teams of the 2020 NHL Playoffs from the qualifying play-in series are the Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Florida Panthers.
Cory Schneider was one of the top Vancouver Canucks prospects, and was eventually traded at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft for the 9th overall pick, which the Canucks used to select Bo Horvat.
The 2013 NHL Entry Draft saw many top NHL prospects get selected by a variety of teams. The top 28 of the draft went as follows:
1st - Colorado Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon
2nd - Florida Panthers, Aleksander Barkov
3rd - Tampa Bay Lightning, Jonathan Drouin
4th - Nashville Predators, Seth Jones
5th - Carolina Hurricanes, Elias Lindholm
6th - Calgary Flames, Sean Monahan
7th - Edmonton Oilers, Darnell Nurse
8th - Buffalo Sabres, Rasmus Ristolainen
9th - Vancouver Canucks (from New Jersey Devils), Bo Horvat
10th - Dallas Stars, Valeri Nichushkin
11th - Philadelphia flyers, Samuel Morin
12th - Phoenix Coyotes, Max Domi
13th - Winnipeg Jets, Josh Morrissey
14th - Columbus Blue Jackets, Alexander Wennberg
15th - New York Islanders, Ryan Pulock
16th - Buffalo Sabres (from Minnesota Wild), Nikita Zadorov
17th - Ottawa Senators, Curtis Lazar
18th - San Jose Sharks (from Detroit Red Wings), Mirco Mueller
19th - Columbus Blue Jackets (from New York Rangers), Kerby Rychel
20th - Detroit Red Wings (from San Jose Sharks), Anthony Mantha
21st - Toronto Maple Leafs, Frederik Gauthier
22nd - Calgary Flames (from St. Louis Blues), Emile Poirier
23rd - Washington Capitals, Andre Burakovsky
24th - Vancouver Canucks, Hunter Shinkaruk
25th - Montreal Canadiens, Michael McCarron
26th - Anaheim Ducks, Shea Theodore
27th - Columbus Blue Jackets (from Los Angeles Kings), Marko Dano
28th - Calgary Flames (from Pittsburgh Penguins), Morgan Klimchuk
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