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GAME PREVIEW #55: Canucks vs NY

Canucks Host The Rags in the ROG - what could go wrong?

New York Rangers v Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (21-28-4) vs RANGERS (31-14-8)

7:00 PM PST



Welcome to round 2 of the home at home game against eastern teams that know how to play pro hockey.

No worries. Yesterday, Teacher Tocco took the millionaire kids back to hockey kindergarten. Where the kids got free balloon payments and ice cream time in Mr. Rogers’ arena of fantasy hockey.

If Tocco thinks a remedial hockey lesson is the cure for the Nucks team culture, he’s gonna have to get on the ice himself and teach the little ones how to cheapshot like a man.

Rangers projected lineup

Chris KreiderMika ZibanejadVladimir Tarasenko

Artemi PanarinVincent TrocheckJimmy Vesey

Alexis LafreniereFilip ChytilKaapo Kakko

Jake LeschyshynBarclay GoodrowJulien Gauthier

Ryan LindgrenAdam Fox

K’Andre MillerJacob Trouba

Niko MikkolaBraden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Ben Harpur, Vitali Kravtsov

Injured: None

Canucks projected lineup

Anthony BeauvillierElias PetterssonVasily Podkolzin

Phillip Di GiuseppeJ.T. MillerConor Garland

Andrei KuzmenkoSheldon DriesBrock Boeser

Dakota JoshuaNils AmanCurtis Lazar

Quinn HughesEthan Bear

Oliver Ekman-LarssonLuke Schenn

Riley StillmanTyler Myers

Arturs Silovs

Collin Delia

Scratched: Jack Studnicka, Kyle Burroughs

Injured: Travis Dermott (undisclosed), Thatcher Demko (lower body), Ilya Mikheyev (torn ACL), Tanner Pearson (hand surgery), Tucker Poolman (undisclosed)

Demmers still isn’t back to ruin the tank run for the Nucks, but Silvos might steal this game - so the soft Nucking D need to forget the wall lessons and defensive details to keep the faint hope plan in place.

Podz and Di Giuseppe each moved up a line, with Boeser moving down to the third line - where previous interim coaches have played him.

Rags picked up Tarasenko from the Blues, so there’s more scoring possibilities - for the visitors.

However, Tocco is prepping some fancy positive stats in the pre-game presser process.

It’s so weird that none of the former coaches have mentioned making players better without the puck or moving their feet. These are the types of insights that Frankie doesn’t mind paying millions for over and over and over.


Since Teacher had the boys reading from the kinder hockey action book in Mr Rogers rink.. well... why not the full neighbourhood treatment.

Go Nucks Go - but not too far!