2012 NHL Draft: 7 Players the Vancouver Canucks May Pick in the First Round

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2012 NHL Draft: 7 Players the Vancouver Canucks May Pick in the First Round
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The 2012 NHL Draft could be an extremely important day in the history of the Vancouver Canucks if the heavily rumored trade involving Roberto Luongo is consummated on the draft floor.

Otherwise, it will simply be another day in which the Canucks will have a late pick in the first round. Due to their strong regular season play, the Canucks haven’t picked inside the top 20 of the first round in the last four years.

With the 26th pick, Vancouver will have plenty of options to pick a solid player who likely won’t help them this year, but should be a good NHL player soon enough. The Canucks have a solid roster as it stands, but could use more depth in every position, except for in goal.

Here are seven players who may be available that the Canucks should strongly consider drafting when they get their turn at the podium on Friday night in Pittsburgh.

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