Not qualifying Weber is the first thing Benning has done that has made me question his decision. But I trust the dude. He's been scouting players and involved in hockey since before I was born. Gonna guess he knows what's better than I do.
Boeser and Virtanen are the Canucks' future top 2 line RWs. Jasek could develop into a very good third line scoring RWer. Grenier is the perfect mold for a grinding fourth line RWer. All the while Kassian can't decide whether or not to be a scorer or a physical guy or an aggressor.
My ideal first line would consist of a playmaker (Baertschi?), a two-way player (Horvat?), and an elite scorer (Boeser?). My ideal second line is an intense/in-your-face line: power forward (Virtanen?), two-way playmaker (Cassels? McCann?), and an aggressor. That would have been Gabrielle, but he went to the Bruins. Now, thinking in really hopeful terms, next year we might have a shot at Lucic as a UFA. That'd be the guy.
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