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BY FELIP GOSSELIN    JUNE 10, 2023  (7:59 PM)
Patrik Allvin and the Canucks have many things to achieve over the summer. On top of them all, finding creative ways to shed some salary. Once that's dealt with, they'll need to find a way to add a centerman to pivot their 3rd line and possibly a defenseman to bolster the team's physicality.

Allvin will have to find cost-efficient contracts via trade or strike a deal with a free agent. Frank Seravalli updated that list of pending RFA's that weren't expected to be qualified, making them UFA's once the free agency opens up in July.

It appears that Tyson Jost is expected to hit free agency. The former Penticton Vee just turned 25, and he's precisely the type of player Allvin will have his eye on. A young and experienced player who's been part of the Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wild, and most recently, the Buffalo Sabres.

The 2016 10th overall pick had promising top-6 potential before entering the league and never quite lived up to the expectation. However, he's reinvented himself into a hard-checking and intense two-way forward. Jost held a $2.0M AAV on the cap until this year; while he's played well enough to command a raise, it's not expected that his next AAV will exceed $2.5M.
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4 hours ago, Elias Pettersson said:

Guys like Jost are a dome a dozen.  Terrible in the faceoff circle and not a regular on the PK.  I don't even think he is worth a minimum contract...

He's worth a minimum somewhere but he's the first one to get cut.

4 hours ago, aGENT said:

An undersized, primarily offensive, LH'd C that can't win draws is basically the opposite of what we need at 3C.

You've got it backwards.  He is a defensive specialist who... can't kill penalties.  But he also can't score.


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1 minute ago, Drakrami said:

Guys need to reevaulate the notion that players drafted high = automatically good. 


Jost was let go by both Minnesota and Buffalo. That itself is a big enough alarm bell. 

Krapsoft was a top ten pick by the Rags. Sometimes these top ten picks don’t become players. Jost looks like he’s one of those. 

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2 hours ago, Canucks Curse said:

No to JOST


in descending order of best fit if we cleared appropriate cap





JT Compher

Evan Rodrigues


Pius Suter



ROR (too old and will want too much)

Haula (too old)






No to:



Laughton make big money can't afford .

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On 6/11/2023 at 4:16 PM, aGENT said:

An undersized, primarily offensive, LH'd C that can't win draws is basically the opposite of what we need at 3C.

He is actually a primarily defensive player and kills penalties. Does suck at faceoffs 

Jost’s Final Grades

Getting a player like Jost on their roster for free was an absolute steal by general manager Kevyn Adams. A 25-year-old player with some significant upside still there is someone that will thrive on this Sabres team. Jost was a fantastic penalty-killing asset for Buffalo, and he was a spark plug for them on nights when the typical offensive talents were coming up flat. He put the puck in the net a total of seven times and finished the year with 25 points in 71 games. Those 25 points make this year the second-best point total he has had since the 2018-19 season with the Avalanche, and he has plenty more he can contribute. These would be his grades for the season:

  • Scoring – B-
  • Defense – B
  • Playmaking – B
  • Leadership – B+
  • Teamwork – A+
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On 6/11/2023 at 4:15 PM, Devron said:

You know who’d be a great 3rd line center. 

Brandon Sutter. Too bad the long covid and injuries. Sigh 

If Sutter hadn’t been slightly overpaid and had stayed healthy with us, I think he would have been one of the biggest fan favorites if not the biggest over the past decade. Sutter was the absolute perfect definition of a 3C. Good at faceoffs, awesome penalty killer, good shot blocker, somewhat physical, high IQ, good puck possession guy. Man I miss him. 

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