The NHL season is almost upon us, but there are still some free agents left on the market. Who should the Canucks pursue that’s left? Our writers take a look in the roundtable!
If the Canucks are really serious about overcooking their prospects in the AHL, they might as well just sign Jaromir Jagr. Everybody likes Jagr. He’ll put asses in seats and if he has a decent year you can flip him at the deadline to a contender. Why not?
Jarome Iginla. For one year he could do a bit of damage. He is willing to fight he is a great passer and honestly, why not?
Cody Franson. This seems like an annual refrain, but hear me out. He’s a solid right shot defenceman who has historically put up decent offensive numbers for pretty awful teams. He is a BC boy and former Vancouver Giant. Although the Canucks appear set at right defence, signing Franson to a one-year deal is a low-risk, high-reward venture. Either he or Gudbranson could then be flipped at the deadline (or both), and – given the premium teams place on right shot defensemen – this a move that would only benefit the Canucks. These are the types of deals and players the Canucks should be targeting at this stage in their rebuild.
I’m also team Franson, and Taylor outlines why above. I love that fit for the Canucks, and I hope it’s a cheap option they pursue.
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