3. We’re nearing the “they can’t be much worse” territory
What this means is the Canucks are nearing the time where you start wondering about giving the guys in the AHL a look. Seriously, how much worse could Sheldon Dries, Sheldon Rempal, Phil Di Giueseppe and Jack Rathbone be than Juho Lammiko, Alex Chiasson, Justin Dowling and Luke Schenn?
The AHL caliber players the Canucks continue to trot out every night aren’t working, so why not try some other ones? Maybe Will Lockwood can inject some energy. Nic Petan cannot possibly be a worse NHL center than Lammiko.
I personally was hoping the Canucks would claim Adam Gaudette if he got to them on waivers, because again, he couldn’t be worse. Logan Shaw was waived by Ottawa but has size and three points in 16 games. Considering players not good enough for Ottawa, that’s a new all-time low.
The Canucks get right back at it as they visit the also struggling Montreal Canadiens on Monday. Puck drop is at 4:30 PM.