The Vancouver Canucks lineup for this upcoming is more or less set despite the promise of a ‘reset’ from general manager Mike Gillis. The lineup appears to breakdown as: Sedin – Sedin – Kassian Booth – Kesler – Burrows Higgins – Schroeder – Hansen Sestito – Richardson – Weise Hamhuis – Bieksa Edler – Garrison Alberts – Tanev Luongo The only competition appears to be for depth positions on the roster rather than spots in the lineup. The 13th forward seventh and eighth defence and backup goaltender position are up for grabs. The top contenders appear to be Mike Santorelli Benn Ferrerio Zach Hamill Kellan Lain and Nicklas Jensen at forward. On defence Yannick Weber is expected to act as the seventh defenceman and Frank Corrado could win a spot in the top-six and force somebody like Andrew Alberts into the eighth position. The most intriguing battle might be the position of backup to Roberto Luongo. The Canucks had a succession plan in place for Lack when they signed him to a two-year contract in the summer of 2012. He was supposed to get his feet wet in the NHL in the first year of the contract which was two-way in preparation for assuming the backup position to Cory Schneider in the 2013-14 season on a one-way contract. A hip flexor injury caused him to struggle out of the gate last season. Lack was eventually pulled from the lineup after posting a 7-4-1 record with a goals against average of 3.00 and a .899 save percentage. Rest did not help the injury and he eventually underwent surgery shortly after the shortened 2012-13 NHL season began.
Will Eddie Lack Or Joacim Eriksson Backup Roberto Luongo?
The Canuck Way | Aug 31