@News1130Sports: Agents for Andrew Alberts, Tanner Glass and Rick Rypien have had NO contact with the Canucks with free agency 3 days away.Their Twitter feed also is stating that the Canucks and Christian Ehrhoff negotiations are on-going today. Update: Bob McKenzie tweeted that unless there is a new development Ehrhoff will hit the open market. He even went as far to say that "it's believed VAN is now asking other NHL teams if they have interest in acquiring Ehrhoff's negotiating rights prior to July 1." Apparently the Canucks were offering the Mad German Bieksa money. Now he can go be mad somewhere else. So...it seems we need a top 4 defenceman....or not? Mike Gillis said today: "I think Keith Ballard is going to be a good player for us next year," Gillis said. "I think Chris Tanev can step up and play more minutes and have a more active role. Sami Salo we'll have for all of next season hopefully, not what we just had. We'll take it as it comes. I'm not sure if there will be a defenseman out there that can help us. We'll see what's available."