Junkyard Dog Posted November 29, 2017 Share Posted November 29, 2017 I am finding that the Canucks tend to get pushed around rather easily. I am sure everyone else has noticed it, especially with the loss of Dorsett and Gudbranson. Still though if these are the only two guys we have moving forward then we should be worried. As it stands our only other physical forwards are Gaunce and Virtanen, which doesn't say much. If we have to rely on these young guys, who're just establishing themselves, to stick up for teammates and keep other teams players in check we are going to have a bad time. The point I am trying to make is that we need more. Dorsett and Gudbranson are not enough. Both of their futures here are clouded as well. Perhaps we need to be spending our cap on guys who can play tough checking game rather than these "skilled" forwards. Players that can play hockey and play tough aren't exactly cheap and easy to come across though. You need cap space or to trade for these types of players in order to address this need quickly and we should be trying to address this need quickly. Which brings me to my next points. Should we re-sign the Sedins next season? They take up two spots and ice time that could be spent elsewhere. It is a good but tough question. Perhaps they retire? Do we see any longevity in Sven Baertschi? What if he asks for Horvat money, is he worth that kind of price? With his value at a high perhaps a move can be made to acquire a different type player that would benefit us more moving forward. We're really feeling the loss of Tryamkin to say the least. It is what it is though. I understand why there are rumors of us wanting Kane. He addresses two things we need in a player. The ability to score and play hard. Perhaps he can be had in the off-season but perhaps not. I fear that if we don't address this need quickly our key players like Boeser may develop bad tendencies as a result of intimidation. That a player like him might fade away once teams start being hard on him mainly due to the fact that he has no one to back him up and stick up for him. Maybe my fears are silly and misplaced. This is just what I think. This is an area we need to address, throughout our lineup. How would you address it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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