Andrei Kuzmenko’s stick giving philosophy, and how NCAA free agents’ AHL playoff eligibility works: Canucks Conversation

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On today’s episode of Canucks Conversation, Chris Faber and David Quadrelli broke down a number of topics, including the Canucks’ 3-2 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
On top of that, Faber shared his post game interview question to Andrei Kuzmenko, where Kuzmenko, through translator Vitali Kravtsov, explained why he loves to give sticks to kids in the stands during warmup. Last night, Kuzmenko traded a young fan a stick for a banana. Watch the clip below!

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Want a stick from Kuzmenko? Just try to find out what Kuzmenko is missing in his fridge at home prior to that game!
Faber also broke down the rules surrounding NCAA free agents’ AHL playoff eligibility, as the Canucks are rumoured to be “very active” on the NCAA free agent market.

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As Faber previously reported, the Canucks are in on right shot defenceman Jake Livingstone, who is expected to garner more NHL interest than any other NCAA free agent. According to Faber, there’s mutual interest between the Canucks and the Creston, BC native.
But it’s not just Livingstone. Sam Malinksi and Akito Hirose are two other names that have been linked to the Canucks. Hirose is Livingstone’s defence partner at Minnesota State University. Both Hirose and Livingstone played their junior hockey in the British Columbia Hockey League, Hirose with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Livingstone with the Langley Rivermen.
Read Faber’s list of the top 23 NCAA free agents by clicking here!
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