Nine years ago, Alexandre Burrows scored the biggest goal in Vancouver Canucks history. But what if he never “slayed the dragon”? With the 2019-20 NHL season on pause, it’s an opportune time for Vancouver Canucks fans to reflect on the moments that shaped the franchise.
The Vancouver Canucks will have a lot of decisions to make this offseason when they start looking at their roster for 2020-21. In total, they have six unrestricted free agents (UFAs) and five restricted free agents (RFAs) to deal with.
With the NHL play suspended for the foreseeable future, it seemed as if it might be time to look at some of the news that’s emerging from the Vancouver Canucks organization and review where the season stands just in case it will be officially over sometime in the near future.
Tyler Toffoli provided a huge boost for the Vancouver Canucks’ offence, but re-signing him is going to be extremely difficult. Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning went all-in when he acquired Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings before the trade deadline, and the 27-year-old delivered instant results for his new team.
Alexander Edler signed a new two-year deal last offseason, but the Vancouver Canucks should look towards extending him again. The Vancouver Canucks only have one defenceman signed beyond next year — veteran Tyler Myers — although they should have no problem working out a new deal with Quinn Hughes, slated for RFA status in 2021.
With the conclusion of the 2019-20 season up in the air right now and all hockey being suspended for the foreseeable future, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at a few American Hockey League (AHL) prospects that could have a chance with the Vancouver Canucks in 2020-21.
If the Vancouver Canucks lose one of their two goalies in the offseason, Jaroslav Halak of the Boston Bruins may be worth pursuing in free agency. With the 2019-20 NHL campaign on pause, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has plenty of time to plan out his moves for the offseason.
A couple of days before the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline, Jim Benning, the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, announced that the team had acquired winger Tanner Pearson for defenceman Erik Gudbranson.
Jan Bulis #38 of the Vancouver Canucks is congratulated by teammate Jeff Cowan #20 after scoring on the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at General Motors Place on March 13, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada.