Monday, September 10, 2007

Stories From Prospects Camp - 09/10/2007

By most accounts, Canucks Prospects camp has started to separate the men from the boys. Edler, Bourdon, Raymond and Hansen have had impressive camps, and even with the odd hiccup, they will most likely join the veterans at main camp later this week. But for the most part, there has been plenty of praise for the kids, fuelling hope - and expectations - that they can fill the two remaining roster spots on the team.

On Raymond and Hansen (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province):

The only constant through three days of determining the dozen who will be promoted to main camp Thursday is the explosive play of right wingers Mason Raymond and Jannik Hansen.

While much ink has been spilled chronicling the battle between Edler and Bourdon for the seventh blueliner spot on an NHL roster that seems virtually set, the gaping second-line hole on right wing is fast becoming headline material.

Especially if the solution is found from within, rather than the trade route.

"For me, the best player on the ice [Sunday] was Hansen," said Vigneault. "He had a lot of speed and good moves. If he comes to main camp and does what he's doing now, then we'll have to see if we have a player."
More on the rest of Prospects Camp:
And some pieces leading up to main camp:

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