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Cherry Picking - Jan. 15, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

Roberto Luongo’s Twitter alter ego takes heat off Canucks’ goalie decision

Most pro athletes find themselves nothing but trouble when they take to Twitter to voice their opinions. That’s not the case when it comes to Roberto Luongo says Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun, who says Roberto’s never been more popular.

TSN Top 50

Coming off their lowest scoring seasons in four years, would the Sedin Twins remain in the top 10?

Vigneault says Canucks will give more ice time to third and fourth lines

“I really believe to have success in this type of format that you’ve got to play four lines, you’ve got to play six Ds,” Alain Vigneault said yesterday. Today, David Ebner delves into the competition for the less glamorous positions remaining with Vancouver.

Schneider helps Canucks goaltending prospect clear mental hurdles

A promising young goaltender from the Massachusetts high-school circuit heads off to college where he racks up wins and Hobey Baker nominations before slipping into the back-up role as a professional. Sure we're familiar with the Cory Schneider story, but no another prospect is living the same one says The Province’s Ben Kuzma.

30 Thoughts

Elliotte Friedman investigates who the real losers are in the NHL’s compacted schedule – The Roxy is one of ‘em

Rapid Fire

- Everything gets back to normal Saturday with game 1 of the 2013 season against the Anaheim Ducks right here at Rogers Arena. Even better, tickets go on sale today.

- What’s that? You can’t wait until Saturday night to see some NHL players in action. And you want to see it for free? Well, I think we can help you. Register for the Canucks Training Camp scrimmages here.

-The velvety tones of The Baller, Rick Ball, that is will be gracing the air-waves as the play-by-play man for Hockey Night in Canada’s Western crew alongside Kelly Hrudey.

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