Chicago deserves credit they are playing great. Vancouver needs some work and one more very good forward like has been said. However, Chicago is beatable over a 7 game series. When they have a injury in one of the top four, Kane, Towes, Kane, Keith they go from a very good team to just a good team. Like Bleach say Vancouver needs a forth very good player. They cannot have 5.3 million in salary sitting on the bench if he can help get they that player. Weiss, b prospect 2nd round pick would be fine with me. Deep draft and Florida struggling means the 2nd would be a descent prospect. Weiss is probably as good or better than Bollard with everyone matching up with Henrik and Kesler he should provide some offense. There is a big opportunity this year i hope we take it. This roster is good but not a cup winner yet IMO.
Dan Murphy @sportsnetmurph
#canucks new D-pairs: hamhuis-Bieksa / Edler-Tanev, Garrison-Ballard.
To be honest I like it.
Worth a try.
Hammer is the best babysitter for juice. they had great success in the 2011 playoffs together, so you might as well try and keep them together. I like Edler with Tanev as well. Ballard is playing well too. Good to see these pairs. I like that Edler is on the left side. They were trying to force him to play the right side, right?
Gotta love our $8.8 million 3rd pairing, but we can't keep lu/schneider together because spending ~$9.5 mill on our MVPs is just crossing the line.