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The following players have been cut from Canucks training camp:
  • F Yushiroh Hirano
  • F Cole Shepard
  • F Connor Lockhart
  • D Chad Nychuk
  • D Matt Anderson
  • D Dylan MacPherson
  • D Kirill Kudryavtsev
  • G Ty Young
Hirano and Nychuk will both join the Abbotsford Canucks after attending Vancouver camp on tryouts.
Shepard, Anderson, and MacPherson also attended Vancouver camp on tryout agreements and have been released with the freedom to pursue other opportunities.
Lockhart, Kudryavtsev, and Young are all recent Canucks draft picks who attended camp largely for the purpose of gaining experience and familiarity with the organization. They will now return to their respective Canadian Hockey League clubs for the upcoming season.
Hirano, 27, captured the hearts of many Canucks fans last season after joining Abbotsford midway through the year. The big winger became the first Japanese-trained player to score in the AHL and finished the season with five goals and 12 points in 30 games, parlaying his performance into another contract with Abbotsford and an invite to an NHL training camp.
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14 minutes ago, JamesB said:

That's a fair point. You certainly wouldn't want a line of Petey with Kuzmenko and Hogs playing shutdown. But the Lazar line and the Horvat line would be very solid defensively and the Miller line (strength vs strength) would be pretty good at shutdown. And Petey is a very good two-way player. Hogs and Kuzmenko both have question marks regarding defence but we can reasonably hope that Hogz has improved his defensive game and that Kuz will be okay defensively once he adjusts to the NHL.

 

No guarantees but Petey with Hogz and Kuzmenko could be excellent if their combined D is adequate.

 

But I agree that it would be safer to put Podkolzin with Petey and Kuzmenko. But Podz has looked very good with Horvat. and with Miller as well..

I can see Petey with Kuz and Pods.  That would be very dangerous.  Pods and Petey were developing some chemistry late last season.  Miller I like with Kuz and someone familiar like Pearson. Everyone has someone good on the boards to dig, you have a scorer on all 3 lines going down our spine and a lot of our wingers like Kuz and Garland are good passers.  
 

3 lines that have a little of everything.

 

Kuzmenko - Miller - Pearson

Garland - Petey - Podkolzin

Hoglander - Horvat - Mikheyev.

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, JamesB said:

That's a fair point. You certainly wouldn't want a line of Petey with Kuzmenko and Hogs playing shutdown. But the Lazar line and the Horvat line would be very solid defensively and the Miller line (strength vs strength) would be pretty good at shutdown. And Petey is a very good two-way player. Hogs and Kuzmenko both have question marks regarding defence but we can reasonably hope that Hogz has improved his defensive game and that Kuz will be okay defensively once he adjusts to the NHL.

 

No guarantees but Petey with Hogz and Kuzmenko could be excellent if their combined D is adequate.

 

But I agree that it would be safer to put Podkolzin with Petey and Kuzmenko. But Podz has looked very good with Horvat. and with Miller as well..

Yeah I think that petey Hogz and kuz would be fine defensively on  open ice. My fear is that they get caught on a shift and then the opposing team gets their top line out and hem them in on the defensive zone and they can't get the puck back. But who knows. I never thought petey and hughes would play pk either. 

Podz is great because he is so versatile. What a stud. 

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Is Gatcomb 84? Was watching the highlights and he looked good. 

Also that klimovich turnover that led to a goal. Looked like he got tripped. Stick was in his skates. 

The shots differential and score were terrible but the highlights looked like our B team produced more chances than our A team last night including a Brains breakaway

 

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3 hours ago, CanucksJay said:

That line would be fine on open ice. Concerned about along the boards offensively and defensively when the play gets gritty

I've said before, put Podkolzin with Petey and Hogz. 

 

VP will take care of a lot of the board work and stand up for his mates. Hogz has grit too. 

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1 hour ago, BarnBurner said:

I've said before, put Podkolzin with Petey and Hogz. 

 

VP will take care of a lot of the board work and stand up for his mates. Hogz has grit too. 

I agree. Podz plays with enough jam along the boards and is such a solid 2 way player. Petey is a great 2 way player as well but lacks the weighty to muscle ppl off the puck so having Podz would be great. They can then have someone skilled as the 3rd forward whether it be Kuz, Hogz etc. 

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Although I like Garland and Petey together with Pods, for this reason https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/canucks-hockey/nils-hoglander-deserves-more-respect-5865185

I think I’d have Hoglander play with Pods and Petey.  Than would give Horvat a great digger and puck distributor in Garland.  
 

Hoglander’s underlying numbers are just too good.  Bruce isn’t much of an analytics guy but he needs to see the underlying things Hogs brings to our team.   I remember Crawford trying to find the right fit for the Sedins for years.  Finally after years of searching they found their guy.  A 4th line plugger named Alex Burrows.  Bruce, this is for you.  It’s not always the points a player brings, Hoglander may never be a top producer of numbers but what he will do in generate chances for Petey and Pods for as long as he gets to play with them.  He has a knack of stripping players off the puck and intercepting passes much like Petey that way.  He’s also very strong on his skates and wins a lot of puck battles on the boards, much like Garland that way.  
 

Miller with Kuzy and Pearson

Petey with Hogs and Podz 

Horvat with Garland and Mikheyev

 

I like those lines too.  Even before the Boeser injury I liked Petey and Pods together.  They so remind me of a blooming and talent not yet realized Naslund and Bertuzzi.  Bruce, keep these 2 together. 

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10 hours ago, Psycho_Path said:

I wonder what happened to Kudryavtsev. Was looking great in the youngstars tourney before basically getting benched or whatever during the 2nd period of his 2nd game

He's just a young guy and they knew they were going to send him back to jr anyway.

I agree, he is looking like a fine prospect; great anticipation, ahead of several pros on the ice.

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44 minutes ago, VegasCanuck said:

Exactly, its not our fault cows are tasty!

 

Chicken is a little like a vegetable, have some chicken with a steak, covers the food groups...

 

;)

Heard human flesh is tasty too.  Just remember to remove the skin :)

 

 

 

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