I read through all the reports of the press conference today and one thing in particular stood out for me (from The Province):
-- On how he wants to see the team evolve.
"I think it's how your team comes together that determines your playoff success. I'm really happy that our team scores goals. I think that is the future of the league. ... Now we have to translate into playoff success. I think our core players are good enough, committed enough. I think we have to continue to adjust and make changes to where we can play any style of game."
Specifically I think that the last line is very important to how the offseason is going to go. What that means to me is that the Canucks are currently built to be a great regular season team, but they don't have the horses to play any style of game and win. They can do the high-flying up and down thing, but they're not so good with the grinding half-ice thing. Looking at the roster as it was this past season that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, given the lack of size on the team and how pathetic they looked trying to clear the crease.
After reading that I would expect Gillis to put a premium on size and toughness in free agency and the draft, and I seriously hope that precludes any possibility of resigning Demitra.