By sea and land Posted June 29, 2015 Share Posted June 29, 2015 Personally I believe the Canucks will remain competitive under the guidance of Coach Willy but will ultimately fall short of missing the playoffs. With the obvious growth of Edm and Cal and the improvement all across the Western Conference I believe the Canucks are falling behind but that's expected in some moderation after being so strong over the past decade minus a few hiccups. For these reasons I believe Radim Vrbata is the single most important player for the Canucks this season. Personally I'm expecting a top 12 pick for the Canucks in 2016 from missing the playoffs along with what Radim Vrbata could get us at trade deadline if he again is on a 30-35 goal scoring pace. A 1st rounder should be automatic but it would be outside of the top 12. Acquiring multiple picks can always lead to a trade up during the draft or you can always trade 2 first rounders plus something for a significant young player in return. Radim will be an upcoming UFA so dealing him would make plenty of sense. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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