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Cherry Picking: Feb. 22, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

Harrison Mooney’s recap from last night’s 4-3 win in Big D features seamless references to Shakespeare, a boombox toting John Cusack and Krusty’s Non-Narkotik Kough Syrup. He also tells us what happened last night. Read

Canucks best power-play was all about playing keep away

The Canucks power-play has been slowly ramping up, going 1-5 last night, but the Globetrotter-esqe keep away game Jason Botchford saw in the final two minutes shows him it’s only a matter of time before it’s the dominant force we’re accustomed to. Read

The Canucks week in quips

Canucks Army’s Jordan Clarke reminds us of the goings-on in Canuckland from the last week, including a heartwarming quote from Alex Burrows on his centreman. Read

Roberto Luongo 1-on-1 with Dan Murphy

Roberto Luongo talks with Dan Murphy about his new role with the Canucks, his more relaxed approached and oh yes, @strombone1. Read

Rapid Fire

- It was a tough Thursday night for the K-Wings who were dumped 3-1 by Reading, but help is on the way. Joe Canatta, the Canucks 6th round pick in 2009, is heading back after a 9 games stint with the Chicago Wolves (5-3-0-0, 2.21 GAA, .921 SV%).

- The Canucks OHL prospects are busy with 5 games total. Frank Corrado and Evan McEneny of Kitchener play Friday, Saturday and Sunday while Brendan Gaunce gets Friday off before back to back’s on Saturday and Sunday against the Pete’s and 67’s.

- Nicklas Jensen, 2011 1st round pick, will face another Canucks prospect in the Swedish Elite League, Henrik Tommernes, 7th round pick in 2011, on Sunday as Tommenes’ Frolunda Indians face AIK.

- Even after a combined 1,497 points the Sedin’s still check out their replays.
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