Highly unlikely horvat and shinkaruk make the team unless they have amazing camps. They'll for sure get their 6-9 games but I don't see them in this year, I think they will make the 14-15 season unless the cap goes through the roof and we can land a superstar
Agreed but Horvat is being undersold to us quite a bit. I expect the Canucks don't want to create elevated expectations like Zack has had to deal with. Horvat is quite possibly going to make the team and if he doesn't, it likely is just a testament to how good Gaunce has become over the last year. However I think the call ups will be numerous and frequent so we might as well just regard our 13th man (and even our 3C and 4C positions) as an X.
While it seems like everyone here has hammered out the roster more or less, my only contention is with having Zack in the top 6 and Schroeder somewhere in the bottom six. This is wrong for both players. Schroeder is a top 6 or bust kind of guy who has amazing playmaking ability, speed, ability to win battles on the boards and is defensively responsible. Given what he did with Hansen and Raymond as wings (and with a terrible F/O% like every rookie), he needs to be on Booth and Kes' line though likely on the wing. This has the potential to aid his develop his game at both ends of the ice while upping Booth and Kes' production. Kesler is also a perfect inoculation to Jordan's faceoff issues. Meanwhile Kass can work on his defensive game while playing easier competition and scoring some goals in the bottom 6. He'll be top 6 relatively soon but in the meantime, you need to develop him lower down the roster. It's not like everyone else in our bottom 6 has hands of stone now. Santorelli might pair very well with him or a rookie centre.
My other tweak was to put Garrison with Corrado and Tanev with Edler. Corrado and Edler each need someone to cover for their mistakes. We know Edler-Garrison doesn't work and Garrison's the steady one of the two. Kept Burr with the Sedins because we pay him 4.5M now for a reason. Left Jensen and Shinkaruk out because much of the Canucks org think they need a year in the AHL (and I agree with them).Sedin Sedin BurrowsBooth Kesler SchroederHiggins Richardson HansenSestito Santorelli KassianGaunce/HorvatWeiseBieksa HamuisGarrison CorradoEdler TanevWeberLuongo Ericsson/Lack