October 03 2015 12:19PM
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In the club's final preseason tuneup game ahead of Wednesday's regular season opener, the Vancouver Canucks are rolling out their forward lines in a way that may have been inspired by an acid trip.
Sedin-Sedin-Sutter Baertschi-Horvat-Vrbata Burrows-McCann-Hansen Prust-Cracknell-Virtanen Vey & Dorsett #Canucks— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) October 3, 2015
Sutter on the wing? McCann with veteran wingers? Horvat in the top-six? What's going on...
"We're still going to try a few things on Saturday," Canucks coach Willie Desjardins cautioned following the club's convincing preseason victory over Edmonton on Thursday, "but we've got to be ready for our early opener."
This would seem to be the club trying more than a few things. Let's get into it a bit further on the other side of the jump.
October 03 2015 10:19AM
Many of you watched Jake Virtanen score a goal with his face the other day and thought "Wow, what a warrior. That's the type of guy that I want on my NHL team.". For a moment, I agreed with you; that was the toughest thing I've ever seen. But then, he went down and stayed down.
That was his death wish. He can't stay with the Canucks.
October 02 2015 06:08PM
Somewhat unexpectedly, the Vancouver Canucks dropped a bombshell this afternoon, assigning both Brendan Gaunce and Ronalds Kenins to the Utica Comets. The move trims Vancouver's roster to 26 players, meaning they're three cuts away from the magic 23 player roster.
The timing of the move is somewhat peculiar, especially given the Canucks final pre-season game is this Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers. Both of these players were rumoured to be in the thick of a chase for roster spots and their play of late seemed strong enough to garner them further consideration.
By that same token, the logistics of this move are considerably easier than some of the alternatives, so maybe there is more than meets the eye.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 02 2015 06:00PM
Hey, it's a new timeslot! Between the mailbag and the roundtable, Friday will be the day where we answer all of your questions moving forward. That way, if our answers are anger-inducing, you have the entire weekend to shed the feeling by doing fun things.
Let's get to your questions!
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 02 2015 03:00PM
Photo Credit: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports
That was probably the worst title in the world, but hey, hockey twitter will love it. Anyway, we're bringing the roundtable back to Canucks Army as well! So many weekly features, I know. For those who aren't aware, the roundtable involves a group of the staff all taking in the same question and giving a medium lengthed answer. From there, it's up to you to tell us who made the most sense, and offer up something for us to tackle next Friday.
This week, our question was: Should Ben Hutton stay up with the Canucks? Answers after the jump.