VANCOUVER – A day after the Vancouver Canucks got their National Hockey League lineup together, the team also got the National Hockey League together.
On Saturday, netminders Braden Holtby and Thatcher Demco were the stars, as the Canucks had their second – and last – training camp simulated game, winning 2-1 for the “Blues”, decided by a post-in-shot by Elias Peterson in a tie-breaker.
Holtby and Demco got everything they could between these two inter-camp warm-up games without an exhibition game to help goal scorers track the pucks and watch shots at NHL speeds. Each played both tuneups per minute, and each was sharper sharper than Saturday in Wednesday’s 4-4 game, which was star-time and NHL executive three periods, followed by a full morning skate ates
Adjusting the dramatic turn of his career over the past decade with Washington Capitals, Holtby looks better during camp time, and when Vancouver opens a 56-game regular season with back-to-back, the Canucks could probably start the back games in Edmonton from Wednesday.
He only allowed Justin Bailey a penalty-shot goal early in the first period on Saturday and saved a great few moments. Jack Vertenen was defeated by Demco Brandon Sutter tap-in after weaving a net for the second time as the “Whites” made five-four attacks after sting defender Jack Rathbone was killed in Vertenen’s early point shot.
After losing to opening goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom to rival Calgary Flame in free agency, Connors ’netminding will be a story all season – good or bad. It’s easily the lowest specified position of a team whose defense has been upgraded and the forward lines have been driven by last season’s largely intact and young, attacking players.
In his second full NHL season, 25, Demco will have to finally prove that he can start at this level. And the 31-year-old Holtbee must show that he can be a starter before a tough final season in Washington. At least they will go into this awesome regular season feeling good about themselves.
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Concuss winger Tyler Mote, who made his debut in last summer’s playoffs as more than just a power player, is not trying to win a place in the camp; He is trying to earn a bigger role. On Saturday he probably tried too hard when he was twice kicked from underfoot by players.
The second fatal victim, Adam Goudette, got up and challenged Motke. This was the first fight in the Canucks camp, not including Twitter.
Gadget briefly went to the dressing room before the end of the game, but in the second half, Jess Havriluk could not continue as he was overwhelmed by Matt near teammate Cole Lind. Haorlook is trying to gain a deeper role, at least enough to create a six-member taxi squad.
These practice games were aimed at bringing maximum intensity from the players to not being able to run aggression against real opponents until the start of the regular season. Fat is already in the playoff intensity.
Defender Travis Harmonic, on the eve of training camp, agreed to a professional tryout with Canucks after a week-long NHL-scheduled separation should be cleared Sunday for practice with his new team.
Monday is scheduled as a one-day holiday, but the Canmas Charter will be a final practice Tuesday before Edmonton. Harmonic and Canucks have already signed a deal – considered a one-year deal worth about এক 1 million – and a job post: Calder Trophy runner-up Queen Hughes has replaced Chris Tenev as a defense-minded partner.
Juventus-Leguar returned with Chatfield Hughes on Saturday after Brogan Rafferti dropped out of the venue for Friday’s 23-member NHL practice. But if things go well for Harmonic Sunday and Tuesday, he will reunite with former Calgary Flea Hughes on Wednesday.
Crunch the numbers
The Canucks are expected to reduce their training camp roster after Sunday’s workout. Vancouver’s opening-night lineup isn’t really a mystery, but coach Travis Green and staff at Hockey-Apps have important decisions about the taxi squad, which basically extends Canucks’ usable roster from 23 to 29 players.
The Canucks, Flames and Edmonton Oilers will all run this season at a disadvantage compared to the rest of the Canadian division as their American Hockey League teams are based in the United States. With the federal government’s 14-day quarantine requirement for international travelers, the Utica comet can play in a galaxy far away as well.
Any immediate assistance to the Canucks due to injury or poor performance would have to come from a six-player taxi squad, which is not suitable for all options like Green’s choice.
Cancus will have three goals in the 23-member NHL roster and taxi squad, including minor-Ligua Mike Depitro. Among the other 26 spots, Vancouver has a figure of 10 defense forces and 16 men ahead.