Vancouver Canucks: Best Free-Agent Fits with the Sedins

Nov 22, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin (22) and center Henrik Sedin (33) against the New Jersey Devils at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin (22) and center Henrik Sedin (33) against the New Jersey Devils at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports /
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Conclusion

At the end of the day, there are a number of possibilities for what might happen at the Draft and on July 1 and Benning will be considering all of them. Opportunities to improve the Canucks abound but to specifically add a significant contributor to the Sedin line, while trying to spread out the available money to improve other areas of need, the Canucks need to be selective.

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Instead of over-spending on someone like Stamkos or Lucic, it would be prudent for the Canucks to target players like Ladd or Brouwer, and then continue to add other pieces where possible.

Each free agent here merits consideration and each player will provide value for the team that signs him but the ideal situation would see the Canucks bringing home the B.C. boys in Ladd and Brouwer who will provide all the right attributes and fit nicely into the cap space available, (especially if hometown discounts are applied *fingers crossed*). The two wingers immediately bolster the offense and help spread out the scoring.

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The trickle-down effect probably makes Jannik Hansen expendable, which, as myself and other The Canuck Way writers have previously pointed out, provides the Canucks with yet another opportunity to acquire some assets (picks, picks, picks!). As much as I love Hansen, he’s never had higher value than right now and he won’t score 20 goals again if he’s not spending significant time alongside the Sedins.

Considering the talent that’s available, the Canucks will doom themselves if they remain stagnant.