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Canucks defense

Created by: NHLfan10506
Initial Creation Date: Feb 5, 2021
Published: Feb 5 at 8:19
Team: 2020-21 Vancouver Canucks
Team Explanation
Vancouver goal differential this season:

Vs Ottawa: +13 (16-to-3)
Vs Others: -20 (32-to-52)

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What has been going on with their defense lately? I have only seen highlights and a few games nationally televised here in US...but from what I have seen, they have been giving opponents miles of space entering their own zone. Elder and Benn especially unable to close in. And they have been toasted on 1-on-1s. The Spezza 3rd goal last night being prime example.

Blip or long-term issue?

Seems to me an addition on back-end would be in the cards.

(trades below are just spit-balling names)
Trades
VAN
  1. Oleksiak, Jamie
DAL
    VAN
    1. Hjalmarsson, Niklas
    ARI
      VAN
      1. Pettersson, Marcus
      PIT
        VAN
        1. Ekman-Larsson, Oliver
        ARI
          VAN
          1. Larsson, Adam
          EDM
            VAN
            1. Murray, Ryan
            NJD
              VAN
              1. Pesce, Brett
              CAR
                Buyouts
                • Ryan Spooner: $1,033,333
                Recapture Fees
                • Roberto Luongo: $3,035,212
                Buried
                • Sven Baertschi: $2,291,666 ($3,366,666)
                DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
                2021
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                2022
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                2023
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                VAN
                ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
                23$81,500,000$111,836,219$1,700,000$4,750,000-$30,336,219
                Left WingCenterRight Wing
                VAN
                Miller, J.T.
                $5,250,000
                LW, C
                UFA - 3
                VAN
                Pettersson, Elias
                $925,000
                C
                RFA - 1
                VAN
                Boeser, Brock
                $5,875,000
                RW
                RFA - 2
                VAN
                Höglander, Nils
                $891,667
                LW, RW
                RFA - 3
                VAN
                Horvat, Bo
                $5,500,000
                C
                UFA - 3
                VAN
                Bailey, Justin
                $750,000
                RW
                RFA - 1
                VAN
                Pearson, Tanner
                $3,750,000
                LW
                UFA - 1
                VAN
                Beagle, Jay
                $3,000,000
                C
                NTC
                UFA - 2
                VAN
                Sutter, Brandon
                $4,375,000
                RW, C
                NTC
                UFA - 1
                VAN
                Motte, Tyler
                $1,225,000
                LW, RW
                UFA - 2
                VAN
                Gaudette, Adam
                $950,000
                C
                RFA - 1
                VAN
                MacEwen, Zack
                $825,000
                C, RW
                RFA - 2
                VAN
                Virtanen, Jake
                $2,550,000
                RW, LW
                RFA - 2
                Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
                VAN
                Hughes, Quinn
                $916,667
                LD
                RFA - 1
                VAN
                Myers, Tyler
                $6,000,000
                RD
                NTC
                UFA - 4
                VAN
                Holtby, Braden
                $4,300,000
                G
                NTC
                UFA - 2
                VAN
                Juolevi, Olli
                $863,333
                LD
                RFA - 1
                VAN
                Schmidt, Nate
                $5,950,000
                LD/RD
                NTC
                UFA - 5
                VAN
                Demko, Thatcher
                $1,050,000
                G
                UFA - 1
                VAN
                Benn, Jordie
                $2,000,000
                LD/RD
                NTC
                UFA - 1
                VAN
                Edler, Alexander
                $6,000,000
                LD
                NMC
                UFA - 1
                ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
                VAN
                Roussel, Antoine
                $3,000,000
                LW
                NTC
                UFA - 2
                DAL
                Oleksiak, Jamie
                $2,137,500
                LD
                UFA - 1
                VAN
                Hamonic, Travis
                $1,250,000
                RD
                NMC
                UFA - 1
                VAN
                Chatfield, Jalen
                $700,000
                RD
                UFA - 1
                ARI
                Hjalmarsson, Niklas
                $5,000,000
                LD/RD
                NMC
                UFA - 1
                VAN
                Ferland, Micheal
                $3,500,000
                LW, RW
                NMC
                UFA - 3
                ARI
                Ekman-Larsson, Oliver
                $8,250,000
                LD
                NMC
                UFA - 7
                VAN
                Hawryluk, Jayce
                $800,000
                RW, LW
                RFA - 1
                PIT
                Pettersson, Marcus
                $4,025,175
                LD
                UFA - 5
                CAR
                Pesce, Brett
                $4,025,000
                RD
                UFA - 4
                NJD
                Murray, Ryan
                $4,600,000
                LD
                UFA - 1
                EDM
                Larsson, Adam
                $4,166,666
                RD
                UFA - 1
                Taxi Squad
                VAN
                Eriksson, Loui
                $6,000,000 ($4,925,000)
                LW, RW
                NTC
                UFA - 2
                VAN
                Rathbone, Jack
                $925,000 ($0)
                LD
                RFA - 2
                VAN
                DiPietro, Michael
                $811,667 ($0)
                G
                RFA - 2
                VAN
                Brisebois, Guillaume
                $700,000 ($0)
                LD
                RFA - 1
                VAN
                Michaelis, Marc
                $700,000 ($0)
                LW, C
                RFA - 1
                VAN
                Rafferty, Brogan
                $700,000 ($0)
                RD
                UFA - 1

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                Feb 5 at 8:50
                #1
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                I mean Spezza is the goat so you cant really blame them but some speed on the back end couldn't hurt, If a 40 year old vet is blazing past them there's a problem
                Feb 5 at 8:57
                #2
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                Quoting: Yari
                I mean Spezza is the goat so you cant really blame them but some speed on the back end couldn't hurt, If a 40 year old vet is blazing past them there's a problem


                That was certainly the most obvious example, but there were numerous others against MTL. This defense is brutal right now.
                Feb 5 at 9:04
                #3
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                Juolevi+Virtanen for Pettersson+Lafferty
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                Feb 5 at 9:26
                #4
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                I wonder if age is catching up to the Vancouver defence. I suggested before the season started, Vancouver has a brutal travel schedule. Going West/East and back again through all those time zones is tiring.
                Feb 5 at 9:32
                #5
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                A tweet from last night, Vancouver defence discussed in the thread


                Feb 5 at 10:12
                #6
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                Quoting: palhal
                I wonder if age is catching up to the Vancouver defence. I suggested before the season started, Vancouver has a brutal travel schedule. Going West/East and back again through all those time zones is tiring.


                the only old guy there is Edler.

                I think the real problems are having teams like EDM, MTL, and TOR who are fast teams. I mean ****, if you had to deal with McDavid on the ice you'd be playing back to.
                 
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