Rick Tocchet faces the media following yesterday's blowout loss to the Flames

Published September 25, 2023 at 6:24 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks had a preseason match-up against the Calgary Flames that was an absolute blow out. The Flames won 10-0, absolutely dominating the Canucks in the process.

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The Canucks posted a video to twitter (X) after the loss. Head coach, Rick Tocchet speaks to the media after the game.




Tocchet began "...honestly some guys were working...they worked hard...they had a great line-up...we just gotta learn..."

The Canucks had a line-up that consisted of mostly rookies and young players with a few NHL regulars.


The Flames had a lot of their key guys in. Nazem Kadri, Elias Lindholm, Chris Tanev, Jonathan Huberdeau, Noah Hanifin and Jacob Markstrom all participated in yesterday's game. With the line-ups having very different skill levels, it is no wonder that the Canucks had a tough game.

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Tocchet answered a question about Nils Hoglander's positive saying "...I thought...he was one of the positives tonight, he's just gotta learn...don't get frustrated...that's the next level for him..."

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Tocchet has characterized this game as a "Learning experience" as they move on. The Canucks are set to face off with the Oilers in their next preseason game on Wednesday.
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