CHB Contest: Pick the 2nd Line and Win Canucks Tickets!

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 #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!

Chris Golden

Chris is the Head, Social & Community Relations here at CHB, hosts the C4 podcast and is the guy who goes streaking when Chris Tanev scores goals. He's also still looking for 1.21 gigawatts of power.

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121 Responses

  1. Elson says:

    Raymond-Ebbet-Kassian. Good luck boys!

  2. skyoneder says:

    Seems like MG might keep Luongo till the 2013 offseason when more teams can unload contracts to make a better offer for Luongo.

    With that said, the easiest way I can see the Canucks improving the 2nd line right now is to sign Gomez on a cheap one year deal.

    And then try out various wingers to see if Gomez can create any chemistry in the temporary 2nd line till Kesler and Booth come back.


  3. Darcienolan says:

    2nd line – Raymond, Lapierre, Weise

  4. don foran says:

    Raymond-Ebbett- Lapierre unless a deal for Lu goes thru which I would not endorse.

  5. gonucks! says:

    may ray – ebbet – burrows : go canucks!

  6. Deborah Burke says:

    Hansen, Lapierre, Higgins

  7. Sebastian Steven says:


  8. Breannakryska says:

    Trade luongo for bozak and some others
    Than have Raymond – Bozak – Higgins

  9. jparks says:

    If no trade, I give Kassian a shot with the twins and drop Burrows to line 2 with Raymond and Ebbett — not amazing but a fair amount of speed and skill on that line.

  10. Heather says:

    Lapierre, Weise and  Raymond

  11. PhReAkShO says:

    Trade Luongo for Kadri or Frattin +

  12. Jason says:

    5-10 games into the season, the market for Luongo will start to open up…

  13. DCanuckgurl says:

    Correction: Higgins, Lapierre, Hansen

  14. Carlz says:

    Give a 3 or 4 liner a shot at the job .. its not what individual skills a player has but the chemistry that the players have together ie the twins and carter

  15. Visp says:

    Trade For- Aaron Rome- Vern Fiddler- Aaron Rome. Perfect line combo

  16. Melaina says:

    I like the idea of Raymond-Ebbett-Burrows with Kassian up on the 1st line with the Sedins. Make Higgins-Lappiere-Hansen sort of a hybrid 2nd/3rd line and away we go! (we hope)

  17. Gladys says:

    Put Higgins in as the 2nd line centre and hope for the best with Mason Raymond on the 3rd line.

    TBH, they’ll probably end up playing the trap again to get through this season, particularly as it seems Lu isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

  18. Hien Tran says:

    Higgins, Lapierre, Kassian

  19. Lee says:

    until kesler is back, split up the sedins…we know they can play well seperately 2nd line

    D. Sedin/Lapierre/Schroeder

  20. Tahan says:

    Jordan Schroeder, Mason Raymond, Andrew Ebbett

  21. Lucykab66 says:

    Put Higginis  in as the 2nd line centre and Mason Raymond on the 3rd line

  22. OceanScented says:

    Higgins, Lapierre, Hansen

  23. Robyn says:

    I’m really liking the idea of putting Kassian with the Sedins, and having Burrows anchor the second line. We’re going to have to put a lot of faith in some of our smaller names to get the job done.

  24. Deepakmaroke says:

    Raymond Schroeder ebbett

  25. Michelle says:

    Raymond,Higgins and Lapierre

  26. Jennifer Y says:

    raymond hansen malholtra =)

  27. SeniorServiceBC says:

    Mason, Hansen & Lapierre

  28. Teresarobinsonhb says:

    Raymond, Lapierre, Higgins

  29. Jay Bockhodt says:

    Hansen, Ebbett and Higgins

  30. Samir Javer says:


  31. Annebruinn says:

    Pick up Tim Connolly who was released from the Leafs and put him with Higgins and Raymond.

  32. Pijay says:

    Higgins, Lappy, Burrows

  33. Helena says:

    Raymond, Lappierre, Higgins

  34. Lappierre, Higgins, Raymond

  35. Lappierre, Higgins, Raymond

  36. I entered and RT to win #Canucks tickets from @canuckshockey@VanCanucks & @lyteforce  #CHB #OTOW

  37. Stephanie says:

    Higgins, Hansen and Raymond

  38. Higgins, Lapierre, Burrows

  39. Burrows, Lappierre, Higgins

  40. Lapierre, Burrows, Raymond

  41. I feel good about the Burrows / Lappy / Higgins combo. They’d create some chaos in the offensive zone.

  42. Lisa Zhu says:

    Raymond, Lapierre, Higgins

  43. Ivy Cheung says:

    Burrows, Higgins, Lapierre.

  44. Barbara Thai says:

    I like the top line the way they are. Have we tried Kassian, Lapierre, Higgins? Sounds weird now that I’ve written it out… Whatever happens I don’t want Lapierre and Higgins split!

  45. Wu Shen says:


  46. Daniel says:


  47. Desai71 says:

    Raymond Schroeder Kassian

  48. Dukeofshuggles says:


  49. kfriesen44 says:

    I’d put Cody Hodgson on the second line.  Oh wait… shoot, we’re screwed! (Cleaned up for general audience viewing)

  50. James says:

    Higgins, Lapierre, Hansen

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