Hunter Shinkaruk to make NHL debut as lineup shuffles up

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 16 2015 10:03AM

It's go time for Hunter Shinkaruk. A few days after being called up, and a day after Alex Burrows was confirmed to be heading on personal leave, it appears that the 21-year-old winger will be making his NHL debut against the Montreal Canadiens.

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Alexandre Burrows Takes Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons

J.D. Burke
November 15 2015 05:25PM

Hunter Shinkaruk's recall is beginning to make considerably more sense than originally suspected.

Just a day after the diminutive winger was recalled from the Utica Comets, the Canucks have lost another key contributor for an indeterminate amount of time. Alexandre Burrows is reported to have left the Canucks for what are being described as "personal reasons".

The pesky winger is one day removed from a power play goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs and a phone call with league officials to discuss his part in the Jordin Tootoo controversy. It's been a stressful week, spent entirely on the road as the Canucks are in the midst of a season long seven-game road trip. One which is looking increasingly likely to end without their core piece and renowned shift disturber. 

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Benning Eye for the Stats Guy: Erie vs Mississauga

money puck
November 15 2015 01:00PM

This was the second time in a week that Jim Benning had caught an Erie Otters game, this time lacing up against the Mississauga Steelheads who boast three potential first round draft prospects in Alex Nylander (PCS pace 26%), Michael McLeod (PCS pace 18%), and Sean Day (11%). The Otters, of course, boast the dynamic offensive weapons Alex Debrincat (PCS pace 40%) and Taylor Raddysh (PCS pace 41%), who was my Benning Eye for the Stats Guy Prospect of the game from last week

The Otters young guns came to play today, powering their team to a 5-2 victory over the Steelheads.

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Plays of the Week: November 15th

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 15 2015 10:00AM

This wasn't the Canucks' best week. Yes, they got to beat John Tortorella in an incredibly entertaining and pleasing fashion, but also dropped three other games in the seven-day stretch. Thankfully, I'd like to think we were on point to make up for it, so here's a look at some of our best work of the week.

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Canucks Postgame: Loss to the Leafs (and maybe the refs too)

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 14 2015 09:51PM

Well, it's finally over. The Vancouver Canucks have finally lost a game by more than one goal. We can't blame the lack of Tennis Rules for this one; the Leafs won this game by two goals, a convincing victory if I've ever seen one myself.

*awkward pause* You know, not including the eight billion weird calls throughout the game. It's never fair to blame the officials, who do their best. But gosh, this game could have ended much differently.

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