This summer will be big for the Vancouver Canucks. Signing a young restricted free agent to a very important contract and utilizing their cap space well, will go a far way to hypothetical future success, but the team is reportedly looking to add on the back end via a trade.
One of the major factors for how this summer will work for the Canucks is the unrestricted free agency of defenceman Alex Edler.
Now four years into his NHL career with the Canucks, Ben Hutton’s future is at a standstill. Playing for a franchise in transition that is trying to find players that will be part of their future success, Hutton might be referred to as a former Canuck sooner rather than later.
In the modern-day NHL, there is an increased focus on getting the highest value out of players. Taking up as little cap space as possible, while also earning some MVP-calibre seasons might just make some front offices ecstatic.
In an offseason that can shape the future of the franchise, the Vancouver Canucks might be moving on from some key members of their team’s recent history.
Everyone’s favourite topic of discussion that rarely happens, buyouts are just one way for a general manager of an NHL team to admit that they made a mistake and need a way to get rid of it.
It’s been 18 years since the Canucks have had competition in Vancouver for a sports team in one of the major four leagues in North America, but in a recent interview with CBC, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has high hopes for that to change.
Amidst rumours that the Canucks organization is on the brink of making a front office personnel change, John Shannon on Sportsnet 650 denies it all and says that they support Benning more than people think.