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What is the Canucks Biggest Offseason Priority? | The Quickie Podcast

So many free agents, so little money.

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Jacob Markstrom and Chris Tanev, two of the longest-tenured Canucks on the team, are set to become unrestricted free agents.
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What a roller coaster of emotions over the last week.

It started with the Canucks in 3-1 series deficit, before the Vancouver Thatcher Canucks clawed back to tie the series at 3-3.

Now that the seasons officially over, there’s a lot of topics to be discussed. I tackle the big one this morning on The Quickie, but here’s what else you missed last week.

Shout out to the teams that BLEW IT!

The Canucks are done in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and that’s sad.

Demko and the Canucks Messy Cap Situation

I know I’m not alone in saying that I’ve been a big Thatcher Demko believer for a long time.

He’s got the resume, the right mentality, and he’s done everything asked of him as a prospect.

He’d be getting a lot more hype if Jacob Markstrom wasn’t this team’s MVP for two straight seasons. Although, that probably changes now after his legendary playoff performance.

Canucks Game 6 X-Factor

I had a feeling that Jake was overdue to score before the end of the series, after a weird transition that saw him go from an defensively unreliable, off-the-rush scoring threat, to a defensive stalwart who offered little offence.

Still, his defensively refined game was a positive for a team that bled shots all series.

Also, I probably shouldn’t guarantee my bets with nothing but IPA tall boys in the fridge anymore.

What the Knights Should Fear in Game 7

Aside from Demko, which was the obvious choice, I went with Elias Pettersson, who didn’t have back-to-back pointless postseason games until Games 6 and 7.

Today’s Quickie: What is the Canucks Biggest Offseason Priority?

So many free agents, so little money.

We’ll likely dive into this in more depth during this shortened offseason, but I give take this morning on The Quickie.