Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/15/13

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: Jordan Schroeder of the Vancouver Canucks poses for a photo after he was selected #22 overall by the Canucks during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Silver Spoons Now that Canucks camp is underway, we can finally talk about hockey matters again. Namely, that Ryan Kesler is still injured and can’t move his arm above his surgically reconstructed shoulder. His absence leaves a giant void in the middle of the second line that the Canucks will scramble to find an answer for during this shortened training camp. Maxim Lapierre is an option, Andrew Ebbett too, but neither of those guys should make you comfortable in a top six role. Instead, the wild card and major question of this year’s mini training camp is 2009 first round pick Jordan Schroeder. The diminutive pivot has a chance to finally make his NHL debut if he can prove he belongs on the second line. A bundle of nerves?! It would also allow Lapierre to move down and centre the third line, allowing greater flexibility throughout the entire line-up. The question is…..is Schroeder up to the task? Initial reports out of camp have Jordan a bundle of nerves, gripping his stick tightly...
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