Strengths and Weaknesses of the Vancouver Canucks' Defensemen

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Strengths and Weaknesses of the Vancouver Canucks' Defensemen
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On paper, the Canucks have one of the top defense groups in the NHL.

After a long layoff and no training camp or preseason, the beginning of the NHL season has been more discombobulated than usual.

Players who didn't spend time in Europe or the minor leagues truly are "playing themselves into shape" this year. In many cases, we're seeing improvements on a daily basis.

The Vancouver Canucks' defense corps is normally one of the strongest in the league. So far, they're off to a bit of a bumpy start.

Let's take a look at their strengths and weaknesses of the six defensemen coach Alain Vigneault has used so far this season. Players are listed alphabetically and factors will include performance from past seasons as well as what each has brought to the ice this year.

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