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11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by BladesofSteel » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:18 am

As the end of Summer nears, Canuck players begin to trickle back into town in preparation for another big season.

Daniel Sedin, Sammeulsson, Edler, Rodin among others already spent the week practicing at UBC with Dave Babych and Dave "the Key" Gagner running drills.

In more recent news, Manny Legace and Steve Begin will join Todd Fedoruk and Owen Nolan on the growing list of veteran players signed to a Pro Try-out contract.

Links:http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2011 ... vancouver/
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2011/09/02 ... ning-camp/

Plenty of intriguing story lines surrounding the available roster spots following the departure of Ehrhoff, Torres, Glass, Ryp and the expected absence of Raymond and Kesler to start the season.

Let the fun begin.

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by Rudypoo » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:58 am

FINALLY Legace will get a shot at being the Canucks' #1. Only took 3 GM changes.

Was Babych associated with the Canucks in an official capacity last year?

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by Southern_Canuck » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:35 am

Rudypoo wrote:Was Babych associated with the Canucks in an official capacity last year?
He's one of the Daves, ya know?

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by Tciso » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:41 am

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Rudypoo wrote:Was Babych associated with the Canucks in an official capacity last year?
He's one of the Daves, ya know?
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Post by Canuck-One » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:22 pm

Begin is another one of those irritating SOB's to play against. It would seem MG is indeed sick of his guys being pushed around. Legacy would be the perfect fit to back up Lack in Chicago. Do we have any goal-tending hopefuls to give him a run for his money?

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:11 pm

Yes, it certainly seems like MG is adding sand paper to the line up. Lets hope he finds the right assholes who can also play a little.
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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by LotusBlossom » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:44 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Yes, it certainly seems like MG is adding sand paper to the line up. Lets hope he finds the right assholes who can also play a little.
You know once upon a time, there were an abundance of those guys, well at least to me. These days, the discrepancy between a good player and a fringe player seems to be more evident.

Guys like McSorely were tough but they could still make plays and score the odd goal here and there. I looked at the Canucks fourth line and I saw guys that could either play but weren't tough enough or guys who were tough but lacked in their playing abilities. *sighs*

If Nolan is still in great shape and can still play (in a limited role) in the NHL, I think he'd be perfect for the sand paper job.
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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by Fred » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:30 pm

Canuck-One wrote:Begin is another one of those irritating SOB's to play against. It would seem MG is indeed sick of his guys being pushed around. Legacy would be the perfect fit to back up Lack in Chicago. Do we have any goal-tending hopefuls to give him a run for his money?

JOE CANNATA had a terrific season with Merrimack according to most reports. He's 21 and I assume will finish his studies before turning Pro.


Funny the number of posters who have been denying MG looking at adding the A hole factor to the line up, it's becoming pretty obviouse what he's looking for not only for this season but the future to. His first move was to draft Sawyer Hannay in 2010, 6' 4"/200 and he's only 18 and who supposedly only crosses the red line to go to the box. He had a fight and was thrown out of the Mooseheads first game on Saturday. If he can learn to keep his cool and only do what's required. A mean defenseman who simply likes to scrap.

By the way Grenier also play with the Mooseheads scored in the game versus the Wildcats and was playing alongside "the next one" Nathan MacKinnon. I'm told Grenier need to develop some speed
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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by Meds » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:49 pm

BladesofSteel wrote:In more recent news, Manny Legace and Steve Begin will join Todd Fedoruk and Owen Nolan on the growing list of veteran players signed to a Pro Try-out contract.
Do the Chicago Wolves need a goalie or something?

Or is this just a tactic by MG and AV to push Schneider even harder.....

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by Southern_Canuck » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:09 pm

Prospect Camp Roster

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=587561

2011-12 Vancouver Canucks Prospects Training Camp Roster
DEFENCEMEN
No. PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2010-11 CLUB GP G A PTS PIM
61 Connauton, Kevin D 6’2” 200 Edmonton, AB Feb 23 1990 Manitoba 73 11 12 23 51
58 Corrado, Frankie D 6’0” 188 Woodbridge, ON Mar 26 1993 Sudbury 67 4 26 30 94
59 Duininck, Craig* D 6’0” 200 Plymouth, MI Apr 29 1993 Windsor 66 7 15 22 65
50 Erixon, Sebastian D 5’10” 183 Sundsvall, SWE Sep 12 1989 Timra 44 5 15 20 20
65 Hannay, Sawyer D 6’4” 202 Moncton, NB Sep 6 1992 Halifax (QMJHL) 58 0 7 7 164
63 Polasek, Adam D 6’3” 200 Ostrava, CZE July 12 1991 PEI Rocket (QMJHL) 61 7 32 39 59
64 Saab, Ian* D 6’2” 178 Halifax, NS Feb 8 1992 Lewiston 46 3 5 8 106
47 Sauve, Yann D 6’3” 220 Montreal, QC Feb 18 1990 Vancouver 5 0 0 0 0
Manitoba 39 3 11 14 24
Victoria 8 0 2 2 4
60 Zanetti, Marc Anthony* D 6’0” 200 Richmond Hill, ON May 20 1991 Ottawa 67’s 55 7 30 37 49
FORWARDS
No. PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2010-11 CLUB GP G A PTS PIM
71 Anthony, Steven LW 6’2” 205 Halifax, N.S. Mar 21 1991 Saint John 61 23 37 60 23
49 Archibald, Darren LW 6’3” 209 Newmarket, ON Feb 2 1990 Niagara 37 23 13 36 30
Barrie 24 18 12 30 21
62 Curtis, Michael* C 5’11” 182 Mississauga, ON Jan 26 1993 Belleville 58 9 9 18 32
56 Friesen, Alex C 5’10” 190 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Jan 30 1991 Niagara (OHL) 60 26 40 66 61
67 Grenier, Alexandre RW 6’4” 185 Laval, QC Sep 5 1991 Saint-Jerome 33 25 35 60 34
Quebec (QMJHL) 31 9 15 24 29
74 Harrison, Ryan* C 5’10” 190 Kelowna, BC Mar 31 1992 Everett 29 8 11 19 55
72 Janes, Steven* RW 6’2” 180 Toronto, ON Feb 24 1993 Ottawa 67’s 17 4 2 6 13
46 Jensen, Nicklas W 6’3” 187 Herning, DEN Mar 16 1993 Oshawa (OHL) 61 29 29 58 42
70 Lessard, Jonathan* RW 6’0” 180 St. Eustache, QC Feb 22 1991 Acadie-Bathurst 62 37 29 66 70
68 Longpre, Nathan* C 6’0” 185 Peterborough, ON Jul 16 1988 Worcester 8 0 1 1 4
Robert Morris Univ. 33 14 28 42 29
53 Rai, Prab LW 6’0” 190 Surrey, BC Nov 22 1989 -- -- -- -- -- --
43 Rodin, Anton RW 6’0” 176 Stockholm, SWE Nov 21 1990 Brynas 53 7 19 26 16
73 Roussel, Antoine* LW 5’11” 185 Roubaix, FRA Nov 21 1989 Providence 42 1 7 8 88
Reading (ECHL) 5 0 1 1 7
48 Schneider, Stefan C/RW 6’4 203 Vernon, B.C. Dec 13 1989 Manitoba 47 2 2 4 9
45 Schroeder, Jordan C 5’9” 180 Prior Lake, MN Sep 29 1990 Manitoba 61 10 18 28 10
57 Smith, Andrew* RW 6’5” 210 Corner Brook, NL Oct 1 1991 Victoriaville 50 1 4 5 102
42 Sweatt, Bill LW 6’0” 185 Elburn, IL Sep 21 1988 Manitoba 80 19 27 46 28
51 Tochkin, Kellan RW 5’9” 179 Abbotsford, BC Feb 15 1991 Everett 72 28 40 68 64
GOALTENDERS
No. PLAYER HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2010-11 CLUB GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO AVG
76 Honzik, David 6’2” 207 Milevsko, CZE Aug 9 1993 Victoriaville 36 17 12 1 1781 105 1 3.54
34 Jensen, Brendan* 6’0” 193 El Grenada, CA Feb 6 1993 Vancouver (WHL) 30 8 13 1 1339 84 0 3.76
75 St. Laurent, Karel* 6’4" 181 Ville Ste-Catherine, QC Dec 30 1990 Saint John (QMJHL) 5 4 1 0 305 15 0 2.95
Surrey (BCHL) 32 19 12 1 1905 87 1 2.74

*Players that have not been drafted or signed by the Vancouver Canucks.

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by the Dogsalmon » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:12 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Yes, it certainly seems like MG is adding sand paper to the line up. Lets hope he finds the right assholes who can also play a little.


i hurts to think of the words sandpaper and assholes in the same sentence...

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by BladesofSteel » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:35 pm

Meds wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote:In more recent news, Manny Legace and Steve Begin will join Todd Fedoruk and Owen Nolan on the growing list of veteran players signed to a Pro Try-out contract.
Do the Chicago Wolves need a goalie or something?

Or is this just a tactic by MG and AV to push Schneider even harder.....

:roll:
Perhaps it's in response to the news that Finnish goalie Jonathan Lilahti is unable to leave his team and Gillis had an opening in net for training camp. I also suspect Gillis respects players enough to give them a chance to show something in hopes of earning another contract. Best case scenario, said player earns a contract with this club or the Wolves. Worst case, said player walks and signs elsewhere.

Either way, Gillis earns more cred from the PA for giving veterans an opportunity, continuing to strive for Vancouver to be one of the most desired clubs in the league to play for.

At this stage, outside of serious injuries, the only thing stopping this club from another successful year is complacency. There's nothing wrong with a continued influx of competition to get the lesser-lights a little uncomfortable with their respective roles among the 23 man roster.

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by BladesofSteel » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:51 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:Prospect Camp Roster
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks Prospects Training Camp Roster
DEFENCEMEN
No. PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2010-11 CLUB GP G A PTS PIM
50 Erixon, Sebastian D 5’10” 183 Sundsvall, SWE Sep 12 1989 Timra 44 5 15 20 20
My vote for Chicago Wolves Dark horse and potential mid-season promotion.
Southern_Canuck wrote: FORWARDS
No. PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2010-11 CLUB GP G A PTS PIM
71 Anthony, Steven LW 6’2” 205 Halifax, N.S. Mar 21 1991 Saint John 61 23 37 60 23
Wolves Dark horse among rookie forwards.
Southern_Canuck wrote: GOALTENDERS
No. PLAYER HT WT HOMETOWN DATE 2010-11 CLUB GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO AVG
76 Honzik, David 6’2” 207 Milevsko, CZE Aug 9 1993 Victoriaville 36 17 12 1 1781 105 1 3.54
34 Jensen, Brendan* 6’0” 193 El Grenada, CA Feb 6 1993 Vancouver (WHL) 30 8 13 1 1339 84 0 3.76
75 St. Laurent, Karel* 6’4" 181 Ville Ste-Catherine, QC Dec 30 1990 Saint John (QMJHL) 5 4 1 0 305 15 0 2.95
Surrey (BCHL) 32 19 12 1 1905 87 1 2.74
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I don't see Eddie Lack on that list. I guess he's passed "Go" and collects a one-way ticket to the veterans camp.

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by CFP! » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:30 pm

the Dogsalmon wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Yes, it certainly seems like MG is adding sand paper to the line up. Lets hope he finds the right assholes who can also play a little.


i hurts to think of the words sandpaper and assholes in the same sentence...

Good thing you dont have a problem with periods, or *

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Re: 11/12 Training Camp Thread

Post by ClamRussel » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:51 am

BladesofSteel wrote:I don't see Eddie Lack on that list. I guess he's passed "Go" and collects a one-way ticket to the veterans camp.
Probably in the same boat as Hodgson & Tanev.

I just hope the Canucks have assigned a chaperone or seeing eye dog for Sauve.
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