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Virtanen, Hutton, Gagner show off absurdly bad basketball-shooting skills

Canucks solicit help from NBA's 76ers after players struggle on hardwood @NHLdotcom

Jake Virtanen, Ben Hutton and Sam Gagner are absurdly good at hockey. But shooting a basketball, not so much.

The Vancouver Canucks players showed off some genuinely awful basketball shooting skill after finding their way onto the hardwood at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Tweet from @Canucks: Hey @JoelEmbiid & @sixers we could use some help out here...

Virtanen chucked up not one, but two terrible-looking 3-point attempts that hit the backboard. Gagner's first attempt rimmed out, but off the rebound he hit the side of the backboard.

Hutton, the lone defenseman of the group, put up the best effort by hitting the front rim on his initial 3-point try. But he followed that up with an awful air-ball, despite calling "bank," at the end.

It was enough for the Canucks to solicit help from the NBA's 76ers and their star center Joel Embiid.

Better stick to hockey, boys.

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