Rich Lam

Vancouver Canucks 2012-13 Training Camp

All your news and notes involving this year's short and hastily assembled preseason.

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14 Total Updates since January 11, 2013
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Edler re-signs a 6 year deal

A present from Mike Gillis and Lawrence Gilman? Awww, they did miss us! Showing their appreciation by locking down the Canucks' #1 defenceman long term.

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Cuts Complete: No Schroeder For You

The youth movement is passed over for the power and mystique of Andrew Ebbett.

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Here Comes The Cuts

It's coming down to the wire for Schroeder and company.

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Canucks Lines To Start Training Camp

I'm just gonna quote Jason Botchford:

No real surprises to start training camp.

Here’s the way the lines shake out for Tuesday:

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows

Raymond-Schroeder/Ebbett-Booth

Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen

Volpatti-Malhotra-Weise

Connauton (in for Hamhuis who tweaked his groin)-Bieksa

Garrison-Edler

Ballard-Tanev

Alberts-Barker

Schneider

Luongo

As Botchford says: not many surprises there. Not much time to prepare so the regulars need to get their legs before the season starts on Saturday night against the Ducks.

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Projected Starting Lines At Canucks Training Camp

It looks as though Mason Raymond will start Training Camp on line 2. That may make many sigh in discontent however: Alain Vigneault had this to say today:

"Mason has proven in the past that he can score and Booth has proven he can score at the NHL level," added Vigneault. "They’ll get an opportunity and if they don’t do it quickly enough we’ll have some decisions to make. You guys know how quick I am on the trigger."

It looks like Maxim Lapierre will center Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen on line 3. Andrew Ebbett and Jordan Schroeder will get a chance to center line 2. Manny Malhotra will likely center Dale Weise and Zack Kassian on line 4.

Chris Higgins said that he prefers to play the wing:

"You play along the boards more and that’s a strength of my game," he said. "I’m happy to help out anywhere but I prefer to play wing and I just love the way Jannik plays. He’s tenacious with a hard forechecking style and is a smart player with a good amount of skills."

More on all of this at The Province.

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Here Comes Cam Barker. Hide Your Children.

The rumors are true. As per AV, the PTO is official. Hold on to your butts.

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Canucks 2012-13 Training Camp

At long last it's almost here: the (chaotic) Vancouver Canucks training camp.

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