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07-22-2012, 05:44 PM
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1) Starting Line-up
D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Burrows
Booth - Kesler - _______
Higgins - Maholtra - Higgins
Raymond - Lapierre - Kassian

However, there is hopefully going to be major changes in the 2nd and 4th lines.

Bieksa - Hamhuis
Edler - Garrison


Top Call-ups
Eddie Lack, G
Kevin Connaughton, D
Nicholas Jensen, F
Jordan Schroeder, C
Bill Sweatt, F
Yann Sauve, D

2) Description
Henrik Sedin: Passing Extraordinaire. Henrik is mysterious if anything. He has scored a 30 goal season where he looked like an unstoppable train when his brother Daniel was gone to injury. Ever since that hot streak, it looks as if Henrik is scared of taking control of games or scoring goals. Although more physical then the public perception of his play, he doesn't make big hits or scare anyone with his physicality. His major strength is his insane possession game with his brother. Armed with legitimate secondary scoring, the Sedins would be unstoppable.

Alex Burrows. The real behind the scenes cog for the canucks. You could argue at times he is the most important player on our team. His greatest asset is adding chemistry to his lines. Whether that is 5-on-5 with the Sedins or PKing with Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows seems to make himself invaluable. He is a workhorse who will do whatever it takes to win. He has recently cleaned up his game from his prior "dirty" and "unsportsmanlike" game and is quite the package now. What would make him even better would be consistent goalscoring and finally hitting a 40-50 goal season.

Alex Edler. Edler has shown flashes of greatness with the right defensive partner. He has made game changing hits, scored timely goals, and made great passes and rushes. In the last playoff, we saw his lapse, he plays well only if the team is playing well and will not be the guy to correct the course of a sinking ship. However, given his weakness, he is possible the best all around D.

3) Wants
a) RW Powerforward- 2nd Line
b) C- 2nd/3rd Line
c) Any Powerforward at any forward position

4) Surplus
a) None

Trade Bait
a) Roberto Luongo
b) Keith Ballard
c) Mason Raymond
d) Prospects and Picks

5) Prospects
1. Nicholas Jensen, FWD, This season-1 year
Our top offensive prospect. This kid has size, scoring, and speed. He will not be returning to junior and will be playing pro either in Vancouver, Chicago, or Europe. The most promising offensive Canucks offensive prospect in a while.

2. Kevin Connauton, DEF, This season-1 year
6'1 defenceman. He looks like GSP with more muscle and has a cannon of a slapshot. At one point in time he was leading the AHL defencemen in scoring. He played junior with the Vancouver Giants and has spent the last 2 years in the AHL. He is an offensive defencemen who has played with Canucks' Chris Tanev and would be a perfect pair for Tanev.

6) Strengths
a) The team does not need major tinkering, the core is here, and there is rising talent ready to step in. The defence, goaltending, 1st and shutdown lines are both good to go.

7) Weaknesses
a) Management recognizes the lack of size and secondary scoring within or 2nd and 3rd lines. Kesler, Kassian, Booth are the only sure-things for those two lines. Leaving Raymond, Lapierre, Jensen, Schroeder, and trades to fill in the rest.

8) Draft Picks

9) Cap Situation
With a 22 man roster, Vancouver has 3 million in cap space. Once Luongo has been moved and Eddie Lack signed, the team will have closer to 7.3 million, and furthermore, if Ballard was replaced by Connauton, canucks would have 10.3 million to upgrade their offense.

10) Season Projection
1st-3rd in Western Conference

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