Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Potential players to fill Canucks holes With just over a month to go until the start of the pre-season schedule, the Canucks still have some holes here and there in the lineup. Thankfully, there’s no doubt it’s a buyers’ market out there for free agency. There’s still quite a bit of talent out there for the taking in the UFA market and the Canucks do have some space to play around with. Here’s a list of five available guys that the Canucks could get for a relatively affordable price. As of this post, the Canucks have a little over $4.3 million to work with, but keep in mind that Chris Tanev has yet to be signed. From all indications Tanev should command somewhere in the range of $1.5 to $2 million, so I’ve adjusted accordingly. I’ve seen a lot of chatter about Mikhail Grabovski coming to the Canucks but I just don’t see that happening for the amount Vancouver could offer. He’ll sign elsewhere or go to the KHL and get more dough. 1) David Steckel I’m a little surprised this guy is st...
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