In all seriousness, it was always going to be hard to see Landon Ferraro cracking the Vancouver roster come October.
So it wasn’t exactly a shock when the team released him from his professional tryout offer.
The news that he reportedly won’t be headed to Utica on an AHL contract is a little more surprising, though it also makes sense.
The Canucks have a lot of bodies in Utica as it is, and one of the main criticisms of the club last season was that young, promising players didn’t get enough ice time, as opportunities were given to seasons veterans.
Ferraro also likely knows that if he wants an AHL spot somewhere, he can get it. But perhaps he hasn’t given up on earning a spot in the big leagues with another franchise.
He showed some speed and drive in the preseason games he played, though, and perhaps another NHL club will give him a shot. At the very least, a two-way deal doesn’t seem completely out of the question for the once-promising prospect.
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