The Vancouver Canucks acquired Markus Granlund for the price of Hunter Shinkaruk because they didn’t have room for the latter on their left wing going forward. You can quibble with whether the Canucks lost the better player until the cows come home, but the real irony here is that they didn’t have room down the middle, either.
Henrik Sedin, Bo Horvat, Brandon Sutter, Linden Vey and Jared McCann already accounted for the middle of Vancouver’s lineup. Add Granlund to the mix and we’re talking about six centres for a grand total of four openings. Something’s gotta give. That something likely starts with the Canucks not qualifying Vey. But then what?
Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins hasn’t ruled out the possibility of sending his younger players to the Utica Comets next season to help with their development. Was McCann one of the players he had in mind?
For your sake, though, the question is whether he should be sent down next season or not. Are there alternatives? Let your voice be heard!
Last week I asked:
Would you qualify Linden Vey this summer?