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Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by Southern_Canuck » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:21 pm

Main Camp Roster

Surprises?

Miles Liberati already sent back to OHL
Mackenzie Stewart not sent back to WHL!
Austin Lotz (from Young Stars Tourney) invited

JT Wyman on tryout
Carter Bancks on tryout

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by herb » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:32 pm

Mackenze Stewart is a 6'3", 240 pound 19 year old? Jeeeezus.

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Post by Benjo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:19 pm

Vey stood out to me in games versus the Kings last year, I'm really hoping we found a gem here that LA just couldn't afford to keep.

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:05 am

herb wrote:Mackenze Stewart is a 6'3", 240 pound 19 year old? Jeeeezus.
I like his size, we definitely could use some muscle in the backend, especially with Fat Alberts gone. Stewart is obviously at least a couple years away to being close and he didn't fare too well in a scrap in the tourny, but hopefully he'll develop into a mean and nasty, solid stay at home D-man.

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by Southern_Canuck » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:34 am

Reportedly, here are practice lineups:

Blue Group
Daniel - Hank - Vrbata
Matthias - Horvat - Dorsett
Archibald - Mallet - deFazio
Fox - Bancks - Cassels

Edler - Tanev
LaFranchise - Corrado
Stewart - Weber
McEneny

Markstrom
Miller

White Group
Higgins - Richardson - Hansen
Sestito - Vey - Jensen
Kenins - Jeffrey - Friesen
Valk - Virtanen

Sbisa - Stanton
Tommernes - Sanguinetti
Cederholm - Subban
Blain

Cannata
Lotz

Green Group
Burrows - Bonino - Kassian
Shinkaruk - O'Reilly - Wyman
Gaunce - Lain - Grenier
Zalewski - Pettit

Hamhuis - Bieksa
Huskins - Biega
Andersson - Negrin
Humphries

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by herb » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:40 am

If Mallet doesn't have an excellent camp, will he be released to make room to sign Valk or Lotz? Anybody know how close we are to the 50 contract maximum?

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by herb » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:44 am

Southern_Canuck wrote:Reportedly, here are practice lineups:

Blue Group
Daniel - Hank - Vrbata First line?
Matthias - Horvat - Dorsett 4th line?

Edler - Tanev 1st d pairing?

White Group
Higgins - Richardson - Hansen 3rd line?

Sbisa - Stanton 3rd d pairing?


Green Group
Burrows - Bonino - Kassian 2nd line?

Hamhuis - Bieksa Shutdown d pairing?
It's only the second day of camp, and it looks like the opening night lineup is already set! :P

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:43 am

herb wrote:
Southern_Canuck wrote:Reportedly, here are practice lineups:

Blue Group
Daniel - Hank - Vrbata First line?
Matthias - Horvat - Dorsett 4th line?

Edler - Tanev 1st d pairing?

White Group
Higgins - Richardson - Hansen 3rd line?

Sbisa - Stanton 3rd d pairing?


Green Group
Burrows - Bonino - Kassian 2nd line?

Hamhuis - Bieksa Shutdown d pairing?
It's only the second day of camp, and it looks like the opening night lineup is already set! :P
You don't have Vey in there.

I'm going with

Sedin/Sedin/Vrbata
Burrows/Bonino/Kassian
Higgins/Vey/Hansen
Mathias/Richardson/Dorsett
Horvat or Sestito

If Horvat stays it will be at the minimum 9 games and they will try him in a few spots.
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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by herb » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:02 am

Hockey Widow wrote:
You don't have Vey in there.

I'm going with

Sedin/Sedin/Vrbata
Burrows/Bonino/Kassian
Higgins/Vey/Hansen
Mathias/Richardson/Dorsett
Horvat or Sestito

If Horvat stays it will be at the minimum 9 games and they will try him in a few spots.
They've already penciled Vey in, but my guess is they want to give Horvat a good look.

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by Jovocop » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:10 am

herb wrote: They've already penciled Vey in, but my guess is they want to give Horvat a good look.
Agreed, I assume one of the Hansen, Matthias, Richardson or Sestito will be moved if Horvat indeed makes the team.

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by herb » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:36 am

Jovocop wrote:Agreed, I assume one of the Hansen, Matthias, Richardson or Sestito will be moved if Horvat indeed makes the team.
I don't see Benning as a guy who is in a big hurry to bring in a junior eligible rookie, that would most likely play a bottom six role and have little impact in the team's fortunes vis a vis the playoffs.

I'm sure Canucks nation will be up in arms if Horvat doesn't make the team, though.

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by Groovypippin » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:04 pm

herb wrote:
Jovocop wrote:Agreed, I assume one of the Hansen, Matthias, Richardson or Sestito will be moved if Horvat indeed makes the team.
I don't see Benning as a guy who is in a big hurry to bring in a junior eligible rookie, that would most likely play a bottom six role and have little impact in the team's fortunes vis a vis the playoffs.

I'm sure Canucks nation will be up in arms if Horvat doesn't make the team, though.
Why oh why do so many fans want rookies in the line-up regardless of whether or not they deserve to be? OF COURSE Horvat should make the team if he displaces an established vet. Having useful players on their ELC in the line-up is terrific for cap management. But so many fans want a shiny new bauble in the line-up regardless of whether or not they are ready and regardless of whether or not it makes the team worse.

This squad has NHL quality depth. Having Bo Horvat spend a final year in Junior playing huge minutes in all situations and perhaps truly establishing his offensive game is NOT a bad thing.

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by Hank » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:12 pm

There's a dude named LaFranchise at camp?

Seriously, for a second there I thought I was in the future and we drafted McDavid.
Try to focus on 1 year from now...

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by Jovocop » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:09 pm

herb wrote:
Jovocop wrote:Agreed, I assume one of the Hansen, Matthias, Richardson or Sestito will be moved if Horvat indeed makes the team.
I don't see Benning as a guy who is in a big hurry to bring in a junior eligible rookie, that would most likely play a bottom six role and have little impact in the team's fortunes vis a vis the playoffs.

I'm sure Canucks nation will be up in arms if Horvat doesn't make the team, though.
Just hope that Benning's decision would not be affected by the "UPPER" management, like in some other cases...

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Re: Canucks Training Camp 2014 - News and Notes

Post by ESQ » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:44 pm

Groovypippin wrote: But so many fans want a shiny new bauble in the line-up regardless of whether or not they are ready and regardless of whether or not it makes the team worse.

This squad has NHL quality depth. Having Bo Horvat spend a final year in Junior playing huge minutes in all situations and perhaps truly establishing his offensive game is NOT a bad thing.
But...but...change is coming? That's what they said on the radio so it must be true!

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