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Cherry Picking: Feb. 8, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

Iain McIntyre on Jannik’s breakaway goal vs. Minny: “They don't play American football in Denmark, but you wouldn't know that if you saw receiver Jannik Hansen run his deep post pattern and gather Mason Raymond's bomb for a touchdown Thursday against the Minnesota Wild.” Read

I Watched This Game: Canucks at Wild

PassItToBulis’ Daniel Wagner’s astute observations from the Canucks 4-1 win over the Wild on Thursday, including this gem: Schroeder was robbed of an assist on the play, on the technicality that Stoner is the one who passed the puck to Raymond. But it’s okay: Schroeder’s dad was wearing a #40 Canucks jersey and Lapierre did get an assist, so he went home happy. Read

Will any Canucks make the Canadian Olympic Team for 2014?

The 2014 Olympics in Sochi are already just a year away so Thomas Drance takes a look at the Canucks’ chances at sending someone in defence of Canada’s gold medal. WIll Burrows, Bieksa, Hamhuis or Luongo make the cut? Read

Is this team better than the 2011 finalists?

The Canucks have 16 players remaining from their 2011 Stanley Cup Finals appearance and Ed Willes from the Province wants to know if this years’ version could match-up with that special ground two years ago. Read

Gettin’ jiggy with Darren Archibald

Get to know Darren Archibald a little better and check out his best modeling moves as the 22 year-old Canuck prospect is featured in this segment from the Chicago Wolves’ magazine. Read

Rapid Fire

- Nicklas Jensen is suiting up for the Danish National team in Olympic qualifying. The Dane’s started things off on the right foot with a 2-0 win over Ukraine yesterday. Nicklas, one of three Jensen’s on the team (have fun commentator-man), was held off the scoresheet but had 4 shots along with two minutes in the box.

- Frank Corrado will look to build on his 2 point performance on Wednesday as the Kitchener Rangers face the Guelph Storm in the second of a home and home.

- Also in OHL action, Brendan Gaunce and the Belleville Bulls are in Kingston. The Bulls captain has 13 points in 13 games in 2013. (edit: The Bulls game has been rescheduled due to snow)

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