News – US – Canucks Notebook: ‘The Code’ will always be part of the game


‘ We always want to stand up for each other. Scrums happen and that’s just part of the game There are a lot of emotions out there’- Canucks defenseman Alex Edler

In an unpredictable NHL season dominated by coremavirus pandemic logs, as well as a nerve-wracking and physically challenging schedule, one aspect remains as predictable as the rain in Vancouver

When Push and Shove escalates to keep work and cheap shots down, there will be a reaction, there has to be an answer

In everything the Vancouver Canucks can take to get a playoff position, there was little on the scoreboard outside of the right results to bring the club closer together, keeping the COVID-19 security measures and isolation they have at home and on the go separated from each other What will bring them closer together is what happened on Friday

When Derek Forbort responded to an aggressive corner strike from Nils Hoglander – a shoulder-to-chest blow that drove the Winnipeg Jets’ great defender into Plexiglas – he responded by double-checking and then the tiny rookie winger stepped in for the last Minute A close combat broke out

“He just finished his check, I just grabbed the puck,” Forbort said. “He just kind of got me. It wasn’t a dirty hit or anything, but I was just a little pissed off and gave him a couple of cross-checks ”

The Canucks replied. Call it the code, or name it what you like, it had to happen

“We always want to support each other,” said defender Alex Edler on Sunday morning, “Scrums happen and that’s just part of the game. There are a lot of emotions out there”

Whether there is a lack of drive or physical presence, no team wants to be classified as easy to play Canucks coach Travis Green didn’t disclose roster options, but Zack MacEwen trained third row on Saturday, and warm-up skate Sunday was MacEwen with Jay Beagle and Jake Virtanen on the left wing

MacEwen has fought twice this season and seven times in his career, and with a mix of skill and will, the winger could be a deterrent or the payback guy if Green wanted to play that card, but he didn’t make a big deal out of that Melee

“That happens a lot in a game,” he offered. “A big guy goes into a little guy and the team comes in to help him. You expect this from your team and it didn’t surprise me that guys jumped in there And I would expect that to happen again ”

Calgary center Sam Bennett tried to get the right message across to management by dropping Oilers defender Slater Koekkoek with a thundering early hit that broke his collarbone on the subsequent face-off, with Jujhar Khaira in the middle up and Bennett knew he had to answer the code’s call

The plan for Jets Center Pierre-Luc Dubois on Sunday was to bring him back to the left wing with a lower body injury after missing four games. He will with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler on the left start

“He’s a good young player,” said Green of Dubois, who scored 27 goals in 2018/19. “Whenever we played Columbus, he was always a topic of conversation in our pre-scout. A great man who has a lot of skill and A great addition to his (Jets) team is ”

If the selection in the 2016 draft was different, Dubois would play for the Canucks

The club had multiple design goals this year, including Jesse Puljujarvi, Matthew Tkachuk, Olli Juolevi and Dubois who could play wing and center, but the Canucks opted to bolster the blue line, despite Henrik and Daniel Sedin in the fall Would be 35 years old, Brandon Sutter was 26 years old, Bo Horvat was a depth center at the age of 20, and Jared McCann, 19 years old, was transferred to Florida before 2016. Design in a package that Erik Gudbranson brought

When Dubois finished third overall after Columbus and Puljujarvi after Edmonton in the next election, the Canucks picked Juolevi fifth.They have Tkachuk (sixth) and a bevy of Blueliners in Mikhail Sergachev (ninth), Charlie McAvoy (14th)), Jakob Chychrun (16) and Dennis Cholowski (20) passed on

And since Markus Granlund, Brendan Gaunce, Cole Cassel and Alex Friesen fail to help solve franchise puzzles in the middle, Juolevi would be scrutinized to his credit, he did it

One noticeable improvement for Juolevi at this level is that this pivoting side pivot makes the gap tighter so the rookie defender doesn’t blow forward.Exercise has helped so his health has been

“Well, first of all, it helps if you are healthy and your knee isn’t hurting and it helps with the skating staff,” said Juolevi, “It only takes some time and I’ve been working hard”

Juolevi suffered a knee condition with the Utica Comets when he was hit the boards in an AHL game on Nov 17, 2018 and was expected to take a three to four week break but showed another diagnosis the following month a tear in the meniscus that had to be operated

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News – USA – Canucks Notebook: ‘The Code’ will always be part of the game