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Cherry Picking: Apr. 11, 2013

Butler the backup, Weise moving up & Roy adjusting

Thursday, 11.04.2013 / 1:12 PM / Features
By Colin Hope
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Cherry Picking: Apr. 11, 2013

I watched this game: Canucks at Flames

Canucks and Flames. The classic Northwest division match-up was overshadowed by the Canucks newest back-up, University of Calgary's Dustin Butler.   Read

Derek Roy embracing whirlwind adventure

Changing teams, cities, linemates and styles of play can't be the easiest thing in the world, but Canucks deadline pick-up Derek Roy is making things look pretty simple. Read

Weise out to prove he the wheels

After lighting it up in the Dutch league during the lockout, Dale Weise is being asked to show he can put the puck in the net in the NHL, skating on a line with Derek Roy and Jannik Hansen. Read

NHL 3 Stars: Luongo shines

Cory's flu put the spotlight on Lu and boy did he deliver. Roberto made 40 saves leading the Canucks to their 4th straight win and giving them a 6 point lead on Minnesota in the Northwest. Read

Rapid Fire

- Evan McEneney and Frank Corrado lost in a heartbreaker, 4-3 to the London Knights in overtime. Corrado finished a +1 as the Rangers blew a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes and now face elimination in game 5.

- Brendan Gaunce has 15 points through 9 games in the OHL playoffs and has a chance to move his Belleville Bulls squad past the Sudbury with a win tonight.

- Jordan Schroeder keeps rolling along with the Chicago Wolves, who won 3-2 against Grand Rapids last night, keepinmg the Wolves in the thick of the playoff hunt. Schroeder opened the scoring in the first and added an assist on the Wolves second goal. Newly signed prospect, Ludwig Blomstrand also assisted on the game-winner.