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Afternoon Headshots: January 21st

Vancouver’s goaltending controversy: in comic book form! Slick stuff from theyslayedthedragon.tumblr.com. On the "walking wounded" front, Ben Kuzma has some good news all around. Looks like David Booth is feeling better, isn’t limping and might be ahead of schedule. Meanwhile Ryan Kesler is only "seven to ten" days away from rejoining the team in practice…

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On Edler’s Early Growing Pains Adjusting to the Right Side

Edler checks rookie forward Nail Yakupov in Vancouver’s January 20th loss against the Oilers. Photo credit: Jeff Vinnick via NHL.com. How’s this for a spot of "hard-hitting analysis": Alex Edler is going to struggle occassionally while adjusting to playing the right-side point full-time. Of course, I could’ve told you that before the season started (actually,…

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Youth in revolt

Pick a bigger worry: fitness or depth? Both are question marks coming out of Sunday night’s 3-2 OT loss to the resurgent Oil. Coming off a horrendous 7-3 loss on Saturday night, everyone figured the Canucks would find tonight an emotional bounce-back game. They’re too experienced and still too good not to know how to…