#2. Tyler Myers still isn’t good
Not much more can be said about Tyler Myers’ Canucks tenure than what has already been said, and yet the 6-foot-8 defenseman still finds more ways to impress fans with his ability to put the team in disadvantageous situations.
Myers took two penalties in a game where the Canucks were down two goals nearly the whole time, and that only added insult to injury with Suter, Juulsen, Ian Cole, and Sam Lafferty all paying visits to the sin bin themselves. The veteran defenseman also had two defensive zone giveaways, and drilled Pettersson with a slapshot at one point too.
Myers just can’t produce offense like he did very early in his career, and his decision-making and defensive work are each too poor to offset that. He’ll turn 34 on Feb. 1, and at this rate, the Canucks probably can’t wait to get his $6 million cap hit off their books this summer.
Internally, the team doesn’t have many options to replace the 33-year-old, but if the poor play continues longer than a few games, they might be forced to find an alternative one way or another.