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Cherry Picking - Jan 21, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

Zack Kassian plays to his potential in loss to Oilers

Kassian got a First star, his first goal, and first fight while fist pumping to the Beastie Boys against Edmonton. It was an impressive Sunday night for Zack Kassian who even wowed The Province’s Tony Gallagher. Read

Alex Edler has 'turned into a man'

Alex Edler inked a 6-year, $30 million contract late Friday and proved why he deserved it with goals in back-to-back games over the weekend. Edler on re-upping with the Canucks, “it was a no-brainer.” Read

Oddsmakers have Daniel Sedin among favourites for Art Ross

Daniel Wagner from Pass It To Bulis breaks down the oddsmakers’ predictions for NHL Awards. Daniel, Henrik, Alex Edler and Cory Schneider are all looking like not bad bets. Read

Canucks off to another slow start

“A slow start: Vancouver, fans and the team, knows the script. Amid the swirl of questions around the goaltending, the Canucks have once again stumbled at the start of the season.” David Ebner from The Globe picks up on the pattern Canucks fans have seen for a while. Read

30 Thoughts

The Canucks may have stumbled out the gate, but Elliotte Friedman, in his 30 Thoughts column, says “Gillis has to be patient because you can't let two games ruin your long-term plan. The one thing everyone has to remember is that circumstances can change in a split second.” Read

Rapid Fire

- Two goals from Bill Sweatt paced the Chicago Wolves to a 3-1 win over the Houston Aeros on Saturday night. Joe Cannata turned away 21 shots for his second victory of the season. It was a solid bounce back game from the Wolves, who dropped their Friday night tilt 6-4 to the Texas Stars.

- It was an up and down weekend for the Canucks OHL prospects. Frank Corrado and Evan McEneny’s Kitchener Rangers picked up two wins in a busy three game weekend. Corrado picked up a single assist with his teammate McEneny notching a pair.

- “Well I never knew magic existed until I played with the Sedins. Now I know wizards are real.” The UBC Thunderbirds men’s hockey team has got some pretty funny guys. Here's their thank you video to the Canucks after practicing with them through the lockout.

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