When will the team get a look at Josh Teves?
Obviously head coach Travis Green wants to keep the same lineup when his team is winning, but Josh Teves has been with the team for over a week now and has yet to make his debut.
After being signed, the Princeton University student was excited about his NHL opportunity. Fans were equally as excited to see Teves step into the lineup and hopefully make a positive impact.
Teves, a fourth year NCAA player, was signed to a one year deal at $925,000 on March 12th. That deal will expire at the end of this season. Upon expiry, Teves will become a restricted free agent and will remain under club control.
The team will surely want to get a better understanding of what they have in Teves beforehand though, will they not?
Guillaume Brisebois and Ashton Sautner have both proven to be improvements over Derrick Pouliot. Green has liked the game from both Sautner and Brisebois. It’s good to see young defencemen, especially Brisebois who is just 21, be praised by their coach.
With Ben Hutton still not skating and Quinn Hughes just now beginning to, now may be the perfect time to get a look at Teves. Of course, it’s tough to sit a defenceman who has been playing well for you, but the Canucks really do need to get a look at Teves at least once before this season ends.
We should find out shortly if the lineup will see any changes as the Canucks get set to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight from Rogers Arena. Puck drop is at 7 PM.