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Cherry Picking - Jan. 22, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

“The Canucket List” – an NHL scavenger hunt for the hardcore hockey fan

J. Bowman and Wyatt Arndt of the Legion of Blog compiled a 48 point Canucks scavenger hunt. You probably won’t be waiting long to scratch off #28 - Alex Burrows scores on the backhand, but we’re looking forward to #23 – A player scores without his helmet. That is the COOLEST!!! Read

Canucks GM Mike Gillis won’t be stampeded into changing plan

Mike Gillis sat down for a one-on-one interview with Cam Cole from the Vancouver Sun. “The way I see it, if you’re constantly knocking on the door, sooner or later the puck doesn’t hit the post but goes in. Your guy doesn’t get hurt but someone on the opposition does.” Read

Been there, done that: Hrudey felt goalies’ post-lockout pain in ’94-’95

The NHL’s top goaltenders quickly discovered it takes more than a week of training camp to shake the rust off. Ben Kuzma from the Province spoke with Kelly Hrudey, who had troubles of his own following the ’94 work stoppage, about the difficulties getting comfortable again in the crease. Read

Hockey Night in Canada kicks off in record fashion

Saturday night is synonymous with Hockey Night In Canada, and last Saturday was a jolt to our hockey system, drawing 48 per cent more viewers than the Hockey Night in Canada West opener last year. A total of 6.1 million Canadians tuned in for at least one minute of the game. Read

Hockey Central: Schneider & Luongo Get A Mulligan

Sportnet’s Hockey Central panel with Darren Millard, Nick Kypreos and Doug McLean discuss what else, the Canucks goaltending situation. Read

Rapid Fire

- Henrik Tommernes, third in SEL scoring amongst defensive prospects with 14 points (5-9-14), takes on the reigning champs Byrnas today. Tommernes had one assist in a 4-3 Frolunda loss over the weekend.

- Make it to the Rog’ for Opening Night? It was quite a party and Geoff Heith from were snapping pic’s all night. Check out the Ultimate Canuck Fans.

- And it looks like Ben Eager is still feeling the effects of his tilt with Zack Kassian from Sunday night.

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