September 19 2011 01:35PM
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Harrison Mooney over at PiTB sees significance in the fact that Keith Ballard and Chris Tanev - frequent partners last season, are practicing together this early at training camp. I see significance in the fact that Chris Tanev had his number changed from 18 to 8. Think the coaching staff expect him to make the team out of camp? I do.
Here's Iain Macintyre on Cody Hodgson's big opportunity. Drink!
And here's Iain Macintyre on the "Stanley Cup Hangover," and whether or not the Canucks will need a few liters of gatorade, a venti coffee, and a big greasy breakfast in order to return to normalcy this season.
GIF BREAK: Edler rocks Patrick Kane's world, over and over again. (stick-tap to allaboutcanucks.tumblr.com)
Alain Vigneault tells Matthew Sekeras that there are six or seven candidates to line up on the wings around Maxim Lapierre on the fourth line. This isn't mentioned in Sekeras' piece, but the likely names: Mancari, Pinnozotto, Bitz, Oreskovich, Nolan, Fedoruk, Volpatti.
Loosely related: The Canadian Press on three (Fedoruk, Legace, Nolan) of the many vets on PTOs making a last gasp effort to earn a full-time spot on an NHL roster. Here's my "bold" prediction: none of the try-out veterans will make the team.
Check out our friends at HeadtotheNet on Andy Strickland's Cory Schneider rumour - and how this latest rumour is over-hyped, premature poppycock.