I will bring something up that I have mentioned before when it comes to signing free agents, and no, it’s not about the amount of dollars.
What I see to attracting players to the Canucks is taking a look at where they were born, and if they fit your needs, then go hard after them.
Is there anyone playing in the NHL that wouldn’t like to go back home to continue with their careers?
BC has contributed a number of players to the big leagues, and a few of them will be UFAs come July 1, 2010.
The first two are players that would help this team in the areas discussed following the second round loss to Chicago.
It is obvious that the Canucks defense needs to be overhauled. The team lacks both toughness and talent and does not have a Drew Doughty, Duncan Keith, or P.K. Subban in its organization or on the horizon.
So with that said, the ‘Nucks will have to go out and sign some UFAs that will fill in the ranks of a top four D-man.
So I’m going to put on the coach's hat, and whispering into GM Mike Gillis' ear, I'll tell him we will be targeting the following, not only because they fill the needs but also because they are BC guys.