Only because we’ve been piling on the Vancouver Canucks information the last few days, to the point of forgetting to post items on social media, here’s a rare recap of stories you may have missed but definitely want to check out. Sorry for the slammage (new word), but this preseason, less is definitely not more.
– Ilya Mikheyev is week-to-week with an injury. We’re told lower body. Here’s his unfortunate NHL history thus far.
– The potential magic of the Bo Horvat, Conor Garland, Vasily Podkolzin line.
– Tyler Myers did return from illness on Wednesday, but here’s the list of those Canucks dinged up this week, including Mikheyev and Brock Boeser.
– Is Jack Rathbone ready for NHL primetime?
– The Andrei Kuzmenko, Quinn Hughes and Linus Karlsson updates.
– The entertaining (for us) Bruce ‘Gabby’ Boudreau ‘bag skate’ and which of the Canucks horses came through the strongest.
That’s the dirty half-dozen. Take your time. We’ll make more. In the meantime, the rest of the NHL is inviting you to go for a twirl …
So Let’s Skate!
San Jose Hockey Now: NHL International had a little quandary working – the Czech Republic was going to refuse allowing Russian hockey players into the country, including those playing for NHL teams. Definitely a bit of a problem with the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators opening play there on Oct. 7th and 8th in Prague. The Sharks threatened to withdraw if ALL of their players were not allowed, so Czechia made an exception.
I haven’t read it and there’s a very good chance I won’t, but there was this bizarre poll about the NHL’s most handsome coaches somewhere and it got the bench bosses talking. So here you go:
More from Shark-land: David Quinn can’t believe that his pal, Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde, is the third most handsome NHL coach.
While Lalonde had a few chirps back for Quinn. Detroit Red Wings coverage.
Oh, the frivolity.
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