First came The Coin.

Now comes The Switch.

From deciding which goaltender to play, to deciding what style of play would allow the injury-ravaged Vancouver Canucks to withstand their version of Survivor, the club can look at the newly acquired Derek Roy and the newly healed Ryan Kesler and look at the game differently.

From passive to pushing the pace; from defence first to offence first.

To drawing penalties and actually converting those opportunities.

Imagine that?

“For sure,” said winger Chris Higgins, who signed a four-year, $10-million extension Tuesday that has a partial no-movement clause.

“Look at all the points Kes and Derek have put up in the past, and that will help get our offence going. And that little breath of fresh air with Derek, it should be interesting to see how it develops.

“It’s a lot more fun when you’re scoring goals, and we’re not used to putting up one or two a game and only coming out on top if our goalies play well.”

With Roy centering Higgins and Jannik Hansen at practice Wednesday — and Kesler working between Mason Raymond and either Alex Burrows or Zack Kassian, when the former Selke Trophy winner returns for the stretch drive after fracturing his right foot and Raymond mends a shoulder strain — the Canucks believe they can contend in the wild West.

Even without physical wingers Ryane Clowe and Raffi Torres, who they tried to land at the NHL trade deadline. And even with conference rivals adding to their arsenals, with Jason Pominville going to Minnesota and Marian Gaborik to Columbus.

“Pominville was our captain in Buffalo and is a great leader and a good player with a good shot, and Gaborik obviously has tremendous speed,” said the diminutive Roy, an unrestricted free agent who was acquired from Dallas on Tuesday for a second-round 2013 draft pick and minor-league defenceman Kevin Connauton.

“They’re two good players, and that might give them a resurgence.”