Looking forward to the returns the Canucks will get for Vanek and Gudbranson with the deadline looming... Aside from the Louie Eriksson debacle, which is more of a drain on the Aquilinis than the Nucks on the ice, I think GMGB has done a great job bringing in some guys. And the recent draft picks are looking good! Kole Lind, 19, RW, Kelowna Rockets Second round, 33rd overall, 2017 Season to date: 32 GP | 21 G | 33 A | 54 PTS | +15 Jonah Gadjovich, 19, LW, Owen Sound Attack (gold medal on the World Juniors this year) Second round, 55th overall, 2017 Season to date: 22 GP | 15 G | 11 A | 26 PTS Adam Gaudette, 21, C, Northeastern Huskies (leading the NCAA in scoring, should be on the Nucks next season) Fifth round, 149th overall, 2015 Season to date: 20 GP | 15 G | 15 A | 30 PTS | Elias Pettersson, 19, C, Vaxjo Lakers (had an excellent world juniors and is playing in the top pro league in sweden, could be on the nucks next year) First round, fifth overall, 2017 Season to date: 27 GP | 11 G | 24 A | 35 PTS | +11 Season to date: 27 GP | 11 G | 24 A | 35 PTS | +11 (destined to be a solid top 4 dman in the NHL) Olli Juolevi, 19, D, TPS Turku First round, fifth overall, 2016 Season to date: 21 GP | 5 G | 10 A | 15 PTS | +10 Jonathan Dahlen, 20, LW, Timra IK (will challenge for a spot next year on the nucks) Second round, 42nd overall, 2016 (Ottawa) Season to date: 27 GP | 18 G | 15 A | 33 PTS | +5 I get prospects are just that. But it has been a LONG time since there were this many up and comers with the type of pedigree these guys are demonstrating on their way up. There is a swath of 'second tier' prospects as well, but I would guess that all of the above will be NHL'ers at some point. We can only dream that Tryamkin comes back, Goldobin finds a way to be an every day NHLer and Virtanen can settle in to a full time 3rd or 4th line presence with impact.