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Cherry Picking: Mar. 19, 2013

Chill pills, Blomstrand highlights & NCAA signings

Tuesday, 19.03.2013 / 1:06 PM / Features
By Colin Hope
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Cherry Picking: Mar. 19, 2013

I Watched This Game: Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild

It may not have had the result Canucks fans were looking for, but there were some bright spots in last night’s first place matchup with the Wild, like the power-play finally clicking. Read

Oh come all ye faithful

Deep breaths and chill pills are needed, not crazy wheeling and dealing, says Nucks Misconduct as they remind us “it’s called parity folks. The NHL is a pretty good league.” Good point. Read

Ludwig Blomstrand signs, the next Hansen?

Patrick Johnson takes a look at Ludwig Blomstrand, one of two new Canucks signings, and sees some similarities with a certain tenacious Canuck. Read

NHL teams ready to sign top college free agents

The Canucks have a long history of picking up the guys who slipped through the cracks, Chris Tanev is a perfect example, so lets look at a few other available NCAA prospects. Read

Rapid Fire

- The OHL season wrapped up over the weekend. Brendan Gaunce finished up his final OHL season with exactly 60 points in 60 games, captaining his Belleville Bulls to 1st in the Eastern Conference and start their playoff push against Mississauga.

- Also in the OHL, Frank Corrado and Evan McEneny finished their strong seasons with 45 and 34 points respectively. Their Kitchener Rangers face off with the Guelph Storm in the first round starting Friday.

- Henrik Tommernes continues his Swedish Elite League playoffs today as Frolunda plays game 4 of their series with Lulea. Tommernes has an assist in the series so far.

- And here are some highlights from Ludwig Blomstrand’s season with Djurgarden and Almtuna in Sweden.