The Vancouver Canuck Auditions: Who Deserves a Lineup Position?

September 24th, 2010 by Nucks IceMan Leave a reply »
Don’t let the Canucks 0-3 exhibition record fool you. Every team at this time of the year is evaluating their players so the lineups will be helter-skelter until half way through the preaseason.

At that stage the teams will settle on their defensive pairings and forward lines barring any injuries.

So far a number of Vancouver Canuck players that are on the “bubble” have not shown anything to warrant a spot on this club. Victor Oreskovich, Joel Perrault, and Sergei Shirokov, all by their own admission suggested just that last night.

The only one of the three that did catch the coach’s attention would have been Shirokov, when he went to the aid of Daniel Sedin who had been kneed by Edmonton Oilers Alexandre Giroux in the third period.

That was a cheap shot and hockey needs to get rid of that type of play which could end a player’s career or injure them severely, or else let the players police that themselves.

Not that the policing took place subsequent to this, with Giroux being 6’3”, 202 lbs. and little Shirokov all of 5’10”, 195 lbs. and not known for his fig ...

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