Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/8/13
Frankie goes to Utica? A long and mostly boring offseason is finally over, as the Vancouver Canucks gear up for training camp on Sept. 17. Aside from the signings of Brad Richardson and Yannick Weber, the summer has been void of major moves, and the Canucks will head into the 2013/2014 season with the same faces you’ve become accustomed to Mike Gillis — just under the rule of a new bench boss. Capgeek lists 12 forwards and eight defencemen under contract for the Canucks, which is line with Torts’ long-standing ethos of giving young players room to advance up the depth chart. With the bare minimum of forwards signed, there will be chances for the likes of Brendan Gaunce, Niklas Jensen, Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk to impress in training camp and earn the right to start the season with the big club. Should Frank COrrado be starting? (Photo: Dale MacMillan/Getty Images) Where this philosophy gets interesting is on the blueline With eight defencemen under contract, and the top four pr...
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