Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/1/13
Nucks at a crossroad While this season they are forced to start young players in the bottom six and on defence to get under a shrunken salary cap, in 2014 the Canucks will have some serious decisions to make about what direction the team takes. Let’s take a look at three very different approaches the Canucks could take at this year’s trade deadline or 2014 free agency. The “blow it up” method It’s difficult to project a full year out what pending UFA’s will become free agents. Two such players are Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin. It’s difficult to get a feel for whether they will be re-signed. They will turn 34 at the start of the 2014 season, and their playoff performance has been underwhelming to say the least. There are several big names who could replace the Sedins. Veteran scoring winger Thomas Vanek is a very intriguing player who plays a more complete game than many scorers. He is a veteran but not past his prime. Jason Pominville could be a replacement for Daniel Sedin, and wo...
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