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Cherry Picking - Jan. 16, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

Why Jordan Schroeder should fear David Booth’s groin

So you’ve been carefully crafting your argument about why Jordan Schroeder should crack the Canucks lineup playing between David Booth and Mason Raymond. Well, David Booth’s strained groin may have punched some holes through the most bulletproof of arguments, according to Harrison Mooney at Read

Canucks’ Mason Raymond has ‘things to prove,’ now key figure as injuries mount

Injuries to Ryan Kesler and David Booth heaps even more pressure on Mason Raymond’s shoulders. That’s no problem, the speedster told the Sun’s Iain MacIntyre, “I've got a chip on my shoulder but I want to show it on the ice.” Read

Malhotra not worrying about contract status

Four months at the bargaining table as part of the NHLPA’s negotiating team was more than enough for Manny Malhotra. He's putting his own contract negotiations on the backburner. Read

Canucks: Five things you need to know.

Pierre LeBrun talks Canucks and believe it or not, only 40% of what you need to know involves the goaltenders! Read

Will 2013 be the NHL's 'Year of the Injury?'

The Canucks first injury of the shortened season happened before the puck even hit the ice for practice when David Booth mucked up his groin in testing. Get ready for a whole lot more, says Tim Wharnsby from CBC Sports. Read

Rapid Fire

- As we won’t be getting to see David Booth on a breakaway for at least a month, here’s a 10 year old David scoring the OT winner at the Brick Super Novice Tournament. Check out that head-butting celebration!

- Jason Garrison has got some enormous calf muscles. Seriously.

-Were he still alive today, Frank Zamboni would be scraping the ice at the ripe old age of 112. Google’s homepage honours the man who gave us the world’s most mesmerizing of vehicles.

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