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Cherry Picking - Jan. 30, 2013

by Colin Hope / Vancouver Canucks

Eddie Lack’s had successful hip surgery so his season is ‘Fully Completely’ finished. The Canucks aren’t ‘So Hard Done By’ however, Joe Cannata will be getting his chance at the ‘Lonely End of the Rink’. I promise there will be no more Hip puns in this column.  Read

Slow start to season isn’t as bad as most for Canucks

You’re a little concerned following the Canucks sluggish (2-2-2) start to the season. Jason Botchford from the Province says believe it or not, this is the best start Alain Vigneault’s had to start a season. Read

Why Ballard and Tanev have been the Canucks best pairing

Cam Charron breaks out all his crazy stats taking a look at the solid starts for #4 and #8. Read

What’s behind the Canucks’ poor starts? Severe Kesler deficiency.

As we’ve seen the Canuck’s a little prone to pacing themselves out of the gate, but the way Daniel Wagner sees it, they are missing a major pace setter. Read

Canucks Power Rankings Via The MSM: Week 1

Sean Zandberg compiled various power rankings into one a hybrid super Power ranking. Read

Rapid Fire

- Be sure to check out PuckBuddy's take on Derek Jory's piece on Cory Oskam's inspirational story.

- Brendan Gaunce and the Belleville Bulls are at home to Kitchener tonight. The Canucks first round pick has 12 points in 10 games this January.

- Nicklas Jensen didn’t dress for AIK’s win over Brynas yesterday. He’s nursing a sore shoulder.

- Henrik Tommernes’ Frolunda Indians got spanked 6-1 at the hands of Sami Pahlsson’s MODO squad.

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