Blast from the Past: Could Peter Schaefer and Brendan Morrison Be Canucks Again?

September 17th, 2010 by Joel Prosser Leave a reply »
Turning back the clock, GM Mike Gillis has invited former Canucks' Peter Schaefer and Brendan Morrison to training camp (If only Matte Cooke wasn't signed with the Penguins, we could recreate the Schaefer/Morrison/Cooke third line from the 2000-2001 edition of the Canucks). The two former Canucks are in camp to try and win a contract, so at least Gillis hasn't gone the route of Calgary GM Darryl Sutter and signed them to multi-year deals ahead of camp.

With the tryout process, the Canucks have nothing to lose. Worst case scenario is that Morrison and Schaefer are too old and slow and get a little embarrassed. Best case scenario, they play like they have something to prove still and make the team, signing a bargain contract.

A more likely scenario is that they compete for spots with the youngsters and improve the level of competition. But with the depth of the Canucks, it will be hard to win a roster spot. However, like Dave Scatchard last year, showcasing their skills with the Canucks could lead to a contract elsewhere.

Last year, Scatchard, another former Canuck, came to camp on a tryout and competed hard but couldn't win a roster spot. Mike Gi ...

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