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John Tortorella says his third and fourth lines must earn their ice time something the Canucks coach stressed they most certainly did not do in Vancouver’s season-opening 4-1 loss in San Jose. After a short 30-minute practice Friday at Rogers Arena Tortorella made it clear he was not enamored with the play of his bottom-six forwards in Thursday night’s loss to the Sharks. He suggested both lines need to be much better when the Canucks play their home-opener Saturday night against the Edmonton Oilers. “The fourth line has got to play better” Tortorella said later adding: “I’m not sure we had three lines going either. (Actually) I am sure. We also need more out of our third line.” Vancouver’s fourth line of Dale Weise Zac Dalpe and Tom Sestito spent most of Thursday night stapled to the bench. Weise logged 4:40 of ice time Sestito had 3:28 and Dalpe in his Canuck debut had a game-low 3:19. Tortorella said there was a good reason for that: they simply didn’t play well enough. “I w...
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