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Boeser, Juolevi cut above camp crowdOf the 36 participants at the Vancouver Wholesale Jerseys Canucks development camp this week, only one should make the opening night roster while another could push for a spot.

This is actually a good thing.

There are a dozen prospects at this camp who project as promising future pros. And that's the instructional focus Tuesday and Wednesday at UBC in advance of a game Thursday before season ticket holders at Rogers Arena.

In the short term, it's about Brock Boeser and Olli Juolevi. In the long term, it will be about Elias Pettersson, Jonathan Dahlen, Will Lockwood, Kole Lind, Jonah Gadjovich, Jack Rathbone and Michael DiPietro.

Boeser has a leg up on aligning with Sven Baertschi and Bo Horvat when the National Hockey League club starts playing for keeps Oct. 7 against the cheap nfl jerseys free shipping Edmonton Oilers. And Juolevi, the fifth overall pick in the 2016 draft, has hit the 200 pound plateau, adding muscle to a game that already boasts a quick thinking, puck moving mentality that's crucial in the trend toward younger and quicker players.

Boeser, 20, had a magical transition from the University of North Dakota to the nfl jerseys cheap Canucks. He signed a three year contract on March 25 and scored in his NHL debut the same day in Minnesota. He managed four goals in nine games, which made burning a year of his entry level deal palatable, even though he becomes a restricted free agent in two years and could cash in if his promise matches his production.

"You have a taste of it (NHL) and you learn what you have to work on in the summer to make the team because you have to earn it," Canucks coach Travis Green said Monday.

That makes this week important. In a short study, Boeser proved he has the head and the frame for the NHL game and a heavy and accurate one time slapper. But he needs to improve his first step quickness and awareness of systems.

"You can't try to do (teach) everything," Green said of the compressed camp that has already included long weekend bonding in Whistler and the dreaded Grouse Grind trek. "It will contain certain parts of how to play with quickness, how to pivot with the puck, how to box out, shoot and some four on four scrimmaging."

All that should only put Juolevi's game Wholesale Jerseys on prime display. Already compared favourable to Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom, having a great main camp could force the Canucks' hand because the Finn isn't eligible to play in the American Hockey League.

"There's such a premium on defencemen who can get the puck out of the zone and push it up ice and he knew he had to get stronger at the end of the season," Green said of Juolevi, 19, who will be schooled by countryman and guest coach Sami Salo this week.

This is the fifth Canucks development camp for Green. It's his first as bench boss of the club, but that won't mean much in the next few days. Green will observe rather than school the invitees that falls on director of player development Ryan Johnson and the remainder of the Canucks and Utica Comets coaching and instructional staffs and fundamentals will be the obvious focus.

However, Green isn't far away from thinking about how his NHL roster may shape up in the fall.

Free agent acquisition forwards Sam Gagner and Alexander Burmistrov will provide exactly what any coach wants competition. Is Gagner a third line right winger with Loui Eriksson and Brandon Sutter, or does he play the middle on the fourth line and get power play time as a right shot addition? Does Nikolay Goldobin play the right side on the third line and can Jake Virtanen stick as a fourth line winger?

And if Brendan Gaunce is your fourth line left winger, what becomes of Anton Rodin, Reid Boucher, Michael Chaput and Jayson Megna?

"It's important to have guys push each other and to have that accountability in the group," said Green. "You do like to have versatility and I like guys (Gagner) who can play all three positions because if you don't like your team on a given night, you can change it."

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