Solid Performance from the Future

Cory SchneiderFor the first time in a long time, the future of the Vancouver Canucks is looking pretty impressive.

Last night, in a 4-0 win over Calgary, Vancouver’s first round pick of 2006, Michael Grabner stepped up his game, as he recorded a goal and an assist. It was probably the best performance of the night from a prospect, as Jason Jaffray and Alex Edler also contributed on the scoreboard.

Ryan Shannon, who has wowed fans ever since camp started, did just that last night once again when he blasted a slapshot home in the final minute to give the Canucks a four goal edge.

However, it wasn’t just the forwards stealing the show.

After Luongo’s strong play in the first half, Cory Schneider came in to finish off the shut out bid. Although he did receive help from the defensive unit, the young prospect goaltender stood his ground and preserved the goose-egg. Not bad for his first ever NHL appearance, even if it was just preseason. Oh not to mention, he also recorded an assist on Shannon’s goal.

Vancouver’s prospects are starting to put a smile on management’s face as our young talent pool is giving everyone a good sense about this team’s future. After all the horrible years of drafting, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.

Scoresheet

Game Recap

In other Vancouver news:

– The Canucks have given veteran defencemen Dan McGillis a professional tryout. Read more here.

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