There are still roster questions. Lots of questions.

However in a dominant 5-0 pre-season triumph over the New York Rangers on Thursday at Rogers Arena there were also answers for the Vancouver Canucks in their final tune-up.

Henrik Sedin scored twice and could have easily had a hat-trick on his 33rd birthday. Roberto Luongo looked stable and solid in a 41-save performance and ready to shoulder a considerable goaltending load. The power play struck twice and even Frank Corrado and Hunter Shinkaruk found ways to help chase Henrik Lundqvist after two periods.

For his goal and an assist Corrado got a ticket to Utica of the AHL along with forward Zach Hamill while Brendan Gaunce was sent back to the OHL.

“Corrado was much better tonight and started camp well but in the middle part lost a little confidence” said Canucks coach John Tortorella. “He needs to go play. We’re not going to keep a young guy here to be a sixth or seventh guy and play eight minutes. He can go there and get 25 or 30. We’ll revisit it at (U.S.) Thanksgiving or Christmas and see where we go. I’m dying to get a young guy (on defence) but it falls in his court now. As for Gaunce the tempo and pace of his game needs to improve. The kids need to play.”

Aside from youth there will always be concern when David Booth’s health is a shift-to-shift scenario because the winger always seems an awkward stride away from a significant setback but he did kill penalties effectively Thursday. There’s concern when Mike Santorelli looks like the best bet to centre the third line and wins just one of six first-period draws before finishing 8-for-17. And with Zack Kassian suspended for the first five regular-season games and Jordan Schroeder gone for a month with a foot fracture the trickle-down effect could be an opening-night roster (Oct. 3 in San Jose) that includes 2013 first-round draft picks Bo Horvat and Shinkaruk. Maybe that’s why Tortorella’s post-game assessment wasn’t glowing.

“We’ve got some work to do” he said. “Louie was really good and things could have been different. We’ve got a number of things to improve on away from the puck defensively as far as what we need to do.”

Unless general manager Mike Gillis plucks a forward from the NHL waiver wire or makes a trade the Canucks will depend on the Sedins returning to offensive dominance and a healthy Ryan Kesler having a bounce-back season. And if Luongo is motivated to be the starter for Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi then many concerns will be eased. Maybe not erased in the tough Pacific Division but certainly eased.