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Canucks should chase another RFA from Abbotsford | The Quickie Podcast

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Devon Toews #25 of the New York Islanders checks Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena February 23, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Ahhh, the offseason.

That time where you theorize all these wonderful things that your favourite team could do to improve their chances of winning, just to see it all go to shit once free agency kicks off.

Perhaps the fortunes are different for the Canucks this time around because hey, the J.T. Miller acquisition at the draft last year was a massive win for this team.

Does Jimbo have any magic up his wizard’s sleeve? There’s certainly some smoke around the organization right now in terms of rumours. We cover that on the last few episodes of The Quickie.

How close is Vancouver to being Tampa?

Tampa currently proved that they currently have the best blueprint for winning. With that in mind, I examine how close the Canucks are to replicating Tampa’s success.

As you can imagine, there’s a long ways to go, but it’s not all doom and gloom.

Examining an Ekman-Larsson to Vancouver deal

I made this episode before the rumours really intensified earlier in the week. Without a deal being made (yet), it’s fair to wonder whether this is a move the Canucks should chase.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to Ekman-Larsson’s salary cap hit, how much the Coyotes are willing to retain (if any) and what the return is.

Ekman-Larsson is a hell of a hockey player. However, it would take a miracle for him to be worth his contract in four to five years time.

Canucks should chase this Abbotsford boy

I advocate for the Canucks to chase an RFA from Abbotsford on this episode. No, I’m not talking about Jake Virtanen.

Monday Morning Quickie: 3 Predictions for the Canucks this week

It’s silly season, so, let’s get silly.