Tyler Myers is the Vancouver Canucks big moneymaker, but lately, he’s stunk up the joint. Just two days ago, he was a -4 against one of the league’s worst offensive teams. Saturday night versus the Maple Leafs and he was just as bad. He was a -2 at the end of the game, but he actually was on the ice for every goal against at even strength.
Combine his two disastrous performances and he’s a horribly looking -6 on the ice. For a big body guy who can move the puck well, he sure looks lost out there recently. He’s been strategically placed on the third pairing, but Green should reconsider his positioning and partner the giant with someone more reliable.
Everyone is bound to go through stretches of bad play, but with Demko in net for the next 2-4 weeks, Myers needs to be stronger in his own end. His $6 million dollar price tag demands it, and so do the Canucks faithful fans.
No time for rest. The Canucks fly to Columbus tonight for game-action tomorrow versus the Blue Jackets. 24 hours between puck drop Saturday and Sunday gives the Canucks a slight disadvantage, but Vancouver will be desperate for a win. The game starts at 4 PM.