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Linden getting advice from Canucks' youngest fans

Friday, 06.13.2014 / 2:45 PM / News

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Linden getting advice from Canucks' youngest fans
Area youth ranging from 6-11 sent letters with their suggestions to Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden at his office at Rogers Arena.

Since being hired as president of hockey operations for the Vancouver Canucks in April, Trevor Linden has had no shortage of people giving him advice on how to do his job.

Newspaper, TV and radio reporters have weighed in, as have fans through all sorts of social media.

Those fans include a group of students at McKay Elementary in Richmond, British Columbia.

Kids ranging from 6-11 sent a binder of letters with their suggestions to Linden at his office at Rogers Arena. They went into crayon-illustrated detail with what they think he should do with the team's goaltending ("stop giving away goalies and instead just train goalies"); keeping players healthy ("If they aren't healthy they will get sick. If they get sick they can't keep strong and smart"), and most importantly, avoiding the penalty box ("count to ten or inhale and exhale four times when mad.").

For more on the advice, as well as a full gallery of the 56 letters, click here.

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