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Insider Says Micheal Ferland Will Play for Canucks

When asked if he thinks Micheal Ferland will be a factor for the Vancouver Canucks, TSN’s Jeff Patterson says he believes he will.

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When asked if he thinks Micheal Ferland will be a factor in the Vancouver Canucks’ play-in series against the Minnesota Wild, TSN’s Jeff Patterson says he believes he will.

Farhan Lalji asked, “From what you’ve seen in the last week, does he have a chance to play?” Patterson responded with, “I think he does.”

He went on to add, “At the outset of camp, I really saw Micheal Ferland as a long long-shot, he hadn’t played hockey anywhere since Valentines Day. That was in the American hockey league and that lasted one period. I’m not sure this second week of could have gone any better for Ferland.”

Saying he was physical, scored goals, and was a big factor, Patterson said, “I think he’s put himself back on the map.”

Lalji added that it was clear Ferland was really testing the limits of what he could handle physically, both on the giving and receiving end of things. All signs pointed in the right direction and the Canucks rewarded him with a bit of a run on the team’s second power-play unit.

This Is Good News for the Canucks

Ferland has some playoff experience and a healthy version of the former 20-plus goal scorer has a lot to offer. And, in the areas where the team might be concerned when it comes to putting him on the ice (being physical), Ferland says he intends to go full throttle and isn’t going to hold back if he gets the chance to play.

Ferland only played in 14 games for the Canucks this season, registering five points. It wasn’t expected, nor a given that he’d be back with the team, but the pause on the NHL season has opened the door to that being a possibility. Many insiders are suggesting this Canucks team won’t be one to sleep on and is deeper than some are giving them credit for.

The Canucks will take on the Wild starting August 2 in the matinee game at 10:30pm Eastern time out of Edmonton’s hub arena.

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