In this week’s mailbag, I received a lot of questions about the Canucks future on defense, particularly on the left side. The Canucks have five left-handed defensemen in the organization that will be looking for a new contract next season: Alex Edler, Ben Hutton, Derrick Pouliot, Michael Del Zotto, and Evan McEneny. They also have a pair of hotshot prospects on the left side who will be looking to break into the lineup next year in Quinn Hughes and Olli Juolevi. More than ever, there’s a chance the defense could see a major shake-up, something fans have been clamoring for for a few years now.
Which defensemen would you like to see brought back next season?
Last week I asked: Who would you like to see man the first unit in Alex Edler’s absence?
Hutton has proven that he can dish the perfect pass to Elias for his one timers. Edler could never get that pass in the right spot, either for Elias or Brock. He’s a keeper.