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Stick in Link: Jared McCann wants to be Alex Edler's friend

It’s time for “Stick in Link”, the feature where we just plug in a bunch of stuff written by others! Featuring a smattering of links from around the Smylosphere and beyond every Tuesday and Thursday.
Stick in Link
Stick in Link

It’s time for “Stick in Link”, the feature where we just plug in a bunch of stuff written by others! Featuring a smattering of links from around the Smylosphere and beyond every Tuesday and Thursday. Warning: our links are so hyper, they change colour when exposed to heat. (Have something for us to share in the next edition? E-mail us at passittobulis@gmail.com or tweet us @passittobulis. Or tell us some other way. The point is: we'll probably link it if we know about it.)

  • The Pass it to Bulis Podcast will return soon, but if you can get an appetizer -- a soupçon of Bulis, if you will -- by listening to the latest Game Time Decision Podcast, featuring yours truly as a guest, along with a brief appearance from Harrison. [VanCity Buzz]
  • Ben Hutton has managed to impress Glen Gulutzan: “The first thing is the poise with the puck and the ability to hold it for that extra second — not that too-long second — but that extra second.” That’s right: none of them fancy seconds that last longer than a second. Only good old Canadian-crafted seconds that last one second or less. [Vancouver Sun]
  • The Canucks group of forwards is really starting to take shape, with just a few young prospects still here to battle for a spot. Oh, and also 30-year-old Adam Cracknell. What’s he still doing here? [Nucks Misconduct
  • Some prospects are still with the Canucks, while others are with the Comets at their training camp, but some have started their seasons in Junior already. Kyle Pettit, in the absence of Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome, is off to a hot start with the Erie Otters, as are defencemen Carl Neill and Tate Olson. [Canucks Army]
  • Forget making the roster, Jared McCann has a far more difficult goal in view: become best buds with Alex Edler. “I’ve tried to get to know Alex Edler too,” he smiled, “but he’s a tough nut to crack.” [Canucks]
  • Wyatt Arndt talks to ex-Canuck-turned-analyst Garry Valk Corey Hirsch about his WHL years, the change in goaltending styles, and the joys of being on TV. [VanCity Buzz]
  • Jim Benning says he’ll make room for prospects if they deserve it. He also says that both Jake Virtanen and Jared McCann have been “real good,” so I guess it’s time to ask Fezzik to make some room. [Canucks Army
  • Jason Botchford says that Ronalds Kenins has lost his abrasive style and hasn’t been good enough in the pre-season. Honestly, I feel like Kenins has quietly had a pretty solid pre-season and has been more physical than Botchford suggests. [The Province]
  • Who could upset Connor McDavid for the Calder this season? Sportsnet put together a list and Jake Virtanen’s on it, but he’ll first have to make it past 9 games. Also, the only way he has any chance on the Calder is if he goes back to Junior this year and saves his rookie season for next year. [Sportsnet