Now that a few days have passed since their disappointing loss, the Canucks need to start planning for the 2011-2012 season. The draft is coming up shortly, but more importantly, they need to make decisions about their impending free agents before July 1.
The Canucks have three restricted free agents and eight unrestricted free agents who played roles in their playoff run.
This is the single greatest time that general managers have to manipulate their rosters, so Mike Gillis of the Canucks will be carefully assessing the playoff performances of these free agents to determine who stays and who goes.
*All salary cap numbers are courtesy of Capgeek.