It’s the day after Terrace’s turn in the spotlight. Kudos to them for hosting their first NHL game and doing a damn fine job. Here are today’s links: Terrace wowed the hockey world. Sean Zandberg (Nucks Misconduct) shares his post-game thoughts from the Canucks’ side. Dominik (Lighthouse Hockey) covers the Islanders side of things. “This was Terrace’s Stanley Cup.” Can the Sedins get to the elite 90-point per season mark? Brad Lukowich is back home. And hopes to stay. Christian Ehrhoff is the new Ed Jovanovski. Willie Mitchell: Local hero. BC boys Mitchell and Tambellini visit their smallest fans. Kesler...Click here to read more.
When the puck drops tonight in Terrace, neither the Vancouver Canucks nor New York Islanders will dress anything close to an NHL roster. From Elliott Pap (Vancouver Sun): Canuck defensive stalwarts Willie Mitchell and Kevin Bieksa flew to Terrace with the team this morning but won’t dress for the contest. Islanders super rookie John Tavares didn’t make the trip from Saskatoon, where the Isles are holding their camp. Canucks captain Roberto Luongo and the Sedin twins were left at home. So were Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows and Mikael Samuelsson. Vancouver’s nominal first line tonight will be Kyle Wellwood centring Michael...Click here to read more.
Kudos to Brian Comptom from NHL.com for sharing the Canucks’ roster and game sheet for tonight’s game: Don’t have much info as to who is playing for the Islanders tonight, as the game sheet I’ve been given basically includes every player who was invited to their camp. As for Vancouver, captain/goaltender Roberto Luongo is not here. The two goalies listed are Andrew Raycroft and Corey Schneider. Defensemen are as follows: Kevin Bieksa, Willie Mitchell, Aaron Rome, Brad Lukowich, Nolan Baumgartner, Yann Sauve, Shane O’Brien and Evan Oberg. Forwards: Dave Scatchard, Ronald Petrovicky, Jannik Hansen, Rick Rypien, Michael Grabner, Kyle Wellwood,...Click here to read more.