Emerson Etem Remains a Wild Card for the Vancouver Canucks

Can Emerson Etem build on his strong finish from the end of last season? (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

BY TREVOR BEGGS   http://thehockeywriters.com

September 20, 2016

There’s a second line void that needs to be filled. The Canucks must be wondering, who is going to step up?

Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi are good bets to do so, after coming on strong in the second half of the season. How about Jannik Hansen — how much will he produce if Eriksson presumably steals his spot on the top line?

Can Brandon Sutter return to a 20-goal form? Will Jake Virtanen find another gear in his sophomore year? How will Anton Rodin adapt to the NHL after suffering a severe knee injury in January?

There are loads of question marks in the Canucks forward group, making it easy to see why so many pick the Canucks to do poorly this season.

Beyond their supremely talented top line, there are no sure bets for offensive production in that fairly young group of forwards.

The Canucks are still searching for players to score goals, and Etem is one of the forgotten candidates.

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