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Friday Afternoon Headshots January 18th

Ryan Kesler bags groceries at save-on on Thursday in Vancouver. Image via /R/Canucks Redditer: Saki604. The Canucks made their final cuts today to get their roster under the 23-man limit in advance of Saturday’s season opener at home against Anaheim. They re-assigned nine players to the Chicago Wolves in all including Jordan Schroeder, Bill Sweatt,…

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Jordan Schroeder re-assigned to the AHL

Photo uncredited via the Vancouver Sun. Jordan Schroeder is one of only two first round picks from the 2009 NHL entry draft who has yet to make his NHL debut by his third professional season, and that will continue to be the case at least through this weekend. The Canucks have made their final cut, and…

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The Final Cut

Will Jordan Schroeder be Vancouver’s final cut this evening before they set the 23-man roster? By 5 PM PST today, the Canucks will have to trim their roster to fit under the 23-man roster limit. The Chicago Wolves issued a release stating that the Canucks have already returned eight players to rejoin their ranks and none of…

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Gillis rips Maple Leafs, Toronto media for propagating the notion that the Canucks have “asked for too much” in a Luongo trade

Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis appears poised to enter this season with star goaltender Roberto Luongo – the subject of endless trade rumours for the past seven months or so – still on the roster. In an appearance on the Team 1040 morning show hosted by Scott Rintoul and Vancouver Province beat-writer Jason Botchford, Mike Gillis…

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David Booth has been in game shape for months

So, I’m thinking it’s safe to say David Booth failed the fitness test, right? I mean, you would have thought all that traipsing through the mountains shooting things would have required some level of physical fitness. But maybe he should have spent a bit more time skating and a little less time stalking. I know when I…

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Jordan Schroeder should be the 2nd line centre to start the season

There’s no denying the apparent chemistry between Jordan Schroeder and Mason Raymond. (Photos: Patrick Johnston) We’re all thinking it. The kid’s time is now. While there’s been a lot of obfuscation on this one, Ryan Kesler appears to be ahead of schedule. The first ten games of the season features seven games against teams that…

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Evening Headshots January 17th

Vancity Buzz thinks Zack Kassian is a dead ringer for Richard Simmons. I triple doggy dare them to say that to his face. In lieu of any preseason matches this year, the Canucks held a scrimmage on Wednesday night. Here’s a round up of observations from Brad Zeimer, Cam Cole, Patrick Johnston and Ben Kuzma. Our pal Jeff…