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So far the kids have only been all right and that must change in the next two pre-season games if any of them are going to crack the Vancouver Canucks’ regular-season roster.
Youngsters like Bo Horvat Hunter Shinkaruk Brendan Gaunce and Nicklas Jensen are running out of auditions.
Saturday night’s pre-season game in Edmonton (7 p.m. Pacific CBC Team 1040) and Monday night’s home date against the Phoenix Coyotes (7 p.m. Sportsnet Pacific Team 1040) could be their final opportunities to make an impression.
Head coach John Tortorella has said he wants to use the final two pre-season games later next week as regular-season warmups for the players that will be on the final roster.
Tortorella said Friday most of the kids will play in Edmonton. He also suggested he was not overly impressed with many of them in Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to the Oilers at Rogers Arena.
“I thought some of them looked tired” Tortorella said.
Gaunce Vancouver’s first-round pick in 2012 seems to be making the be...
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