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Cherry Picking: Feb. 15, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

Ryan Kesler has done a lot of impressive things, including winning a Selke Trophy and scoring 41 goals in a season. Now he's ready to come back from two off-season surgeries. Jason Botchford posed the question, what can’t Ryan do? “I probably couldn’t squat 1,000 pounds.” Sure, Kes. Read

Lapierre might want to start mouthing off again; looking at the Canucks’ penalty plus/minus

We all know Maxim Lapierre as the guy who simply doesn’t shut his mouth, yapping opponents into insanity. But this year, Maxim has made a conscious effort to curb his chirping, which Daniel Wagner says may not be the best idea. Read

Canucks copulae

All things Canucks are covered in vancitydan’s column on Nucks Misconduct. He’s got the Manny news, Henrik’s quest to 756 all while incorporating Pulp Fiction. Read

The Canucks week in quips

Jordan Clarke of Canucks Army gives us 10 talking points from Canuckland heading into the weekend. Read

The Sedin Twins Photo Essay – Jeff Vinnick Images

Jeff Vinnick, Canucks resident photographer, has put together a terrific photo essay of Henrik and Daniel Sedin beginning in Ornskoldsvik up until now. Read

Rapid Fire

- In extraterrestrial news, former Canuck and current Traktor Chelyabinsk winger and all around hilarious guy, Jan Bulis is without a place to piggy back other players as the Traktor rink was damaged in yesterday's crazy meteor shower!!!

- Anton Rodin and Andrew Gordon each buried in the Chicago Wolves 4-3 OT loss to Charlotte last night. The Canucks AHL club continue their homestand this weekend, hosting Lake Erie and San Antonio.

- Also down on the farm Wesley Myron recorded his first two professional assists last night for the Kalamazoo Wings in a 4-3 loss. The Alex's (Grenier and Mallet) were held scoreless.

- And we will leave you with a great Manny Malhotra highlight video (perfect use of The Heavy's "What Makes a Good Man").

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