Jan 172013

If there was one thing clear about the Canucks early exit from the post-season, the lack of secondary scoring and production from the second line was a large issue. So it’s definitely worrisome that Ryan Kesler is still on the mend (with no schedule to return yet) from off-season surgery AND David Booth has encountered a temperamental groin, leaving him on the shelf for four to six weeks.

David Booth and Ryan Kesler

Photo Credit: Jeff Vinnik/Getty Images

So how do you replace two-thirds of your second line for close to a third of the shortened NHL season? This is where you come in.

We want you to tell us what your answer to the Canucks second line woes. If the hockey gods like your answer, we and our friends at the Vancouver Canucks have a pair of tickets to Saturday’s home opener to give to you.

To enter:

  • For one entry: In the comments section of this post, tell us what you would do to plug the holes in the Canucks second line. Maybe it’s a combination of existing players or a deal you pull the trigger on. (Make sure you enter your email address when you log-in so we can contact you if you win.)
  • For a bonus entry – Tweet the following:

I entered and RT to win #Canucks tickets from @canuckshockey @VanCanucks & @lyteforce nucks.co/42 #CHB #OTOW

You have until 6:00 PM on Friday, January 18th to enter. Once the contest closes, we will randomly pick one lucky entrant who will become the proud owner of a pair of upper bowl tickets to the home opener on Saturday, donated by our friends at the Vancouver Canucks. You must be able to pick the tickets from Will Call at Rogers Arena (they will be available after 6pm) prior to puck drop.

You don’t have much time. What are you waiting for?

UPDATE: Congratulations to Shawn Car (@ShawnVanCity) with her comment (and line) of Higgins/Malhotra/Hansen. She’s won the pair of tickets to the game tomorrow night!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556537831 Tinder Brar

    Id leave the team as is, don’t want to over pay for a top six forward just until kesler and booth come back

  • Josh Yeo88

    Raymond, ebbett, kassian

  • http://twitter.com/Canuck_Oned Canucks Fan :)

    Higgins Raymond Lapierre

  • http://twitter.com/yulindafang Yulinda Fang

    Hansen-Higgins- Lapierre 

  • http://twitter.com/TheKeslord Ken Leech

    Put Burrows on the 2nd Line and pair him with Higgins and Ebbett. Raymond subs in sometimes for Burr when the 2nd line isn’t working well

  • http://twitter.com/HipChecKing P Y

    I would just fill it from within. Raymond – Schroeder – Kassian looked good, even if it was just scrimmage. Bottom line is I don’t want to see us trade Luongo to fill a temporary hole. If/when he is traded it better be for a long term fix. Top 2 centre, elite scoring winger or top D-man.

  • http://twitter.com/CanucksFanVan M▲RY

     Higgins Lappiere Hansen

  • WandaMcKnight


  • Zmunroe

    The Canucks need speed, grit and imagination to work in harmony, so Kesler, Burrows and Lappier is what I would like to see in a second line they each work hard and bring each of my main concerns to the table and are consistent when needed to be and given a chance they can do some damage this year!!!! Cheers & GO CANUCKS GO

  • srh85

    Raymond, Ebbett, Kassian i think can work for the time being. 

  • Hgough14

    Higgins , hansen , burrows

  • Foreveracanuck


  • Mel Fred


  • canucks14

    Raymond , Higgins and Burrows

  • SK


  • http://twitter.com/Humeidifier Matt Hume

    Alright, much like my last-minute entry to this, I think the Canucks should make a last-minute signing of one Jason Arnott to play alongside Raymond and Kassian. It’s the perfect mix – Size, speed, experience, youth, scoring and grit all in one! Plus our former Oiler mix of Arnott, Barker and Vandermeer will make it all the more satisfying when we make the playoffs and Edmonton doesn’t.

  • http://twitter.com/Humeidifier Matt Hume
  • Shauniburrows14

    Raymond, Higgins & Ebbett!

  • stan

    Higgins, Burrows and Mayray.

  • monika

    Kassian, Burr and Higgins

  • jonathan

     raymond- ebbett- higgins

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