Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cody Hogdson to Make Pre-Season Debut Tonight

After four pre-season games Cody Hogdson is finally going to make his much anticipated debut tonight. Those who have seen him practice say he looks way better than a year ago. Hogdson doesn't have much time to show that he is ready to play in the NHL this year, but there is definitely a spot available should he have a strong showing.

Some quick thoughts on last nights win over Anaheim...

  • Brendan Morrison had another strong game and judging by Mike Gillis' comments on HNIC the Canucks seem to be serious about getting him under contract should he continue to play well.
  • Dan Hamhuis looked really good. His puck moving skills are very strong.
  • Luongo was very sharp in the 3rd period, and as was pointed out on HNIC, new goalie coach Rollie Malanson has him playing deeper in his net. So far the change looks like a good one, as Luongo was not nearly has vulnerable to the cross crease pass type plays.
  • Jeff Tambellini had a decent game with the Sedins although he didn't finish off any chances. Not sure if there is a spot for him on the team. If he can't score he's not going to be doing much else.
  • Jordan Schroeder had a pretty good game and unlike Tambellini he did finish off his scoring chance.

Tonight will be the last chance for several players to make an impression as the Canucks will likely make many cuts on Monday. You can watch the game on Sportsnet pacific at 5:00pm.