Mid-season, it is abundantly clear that the Vancouver Canucks have a chronic problem getting the puck into the net.
Only Daniel Sedin has more than 20 goals this season, and just four other players have scored more than 10.
No matter how stellar a goaltender is parked between the pipes, the only way to win a hockey game is to score more goals than the opponent.
The Canucks can't score.
They couldn't last season, and they haven't this season.
It's time to start looking for some offensive guns—and rumor has it, Vancouver's scouts are out and about with that very purpose in mind. Not being privy to private scouting reports, I'll just make up my own.
As the Western Conference heats up, it's unlikely the Canucks will be shopping close to home. There is plenty of potential up for grabs in the East, after all.
So who might be interested in a move to the west coast? How about Glenn Murray in Boston, where he's a round peg in a square hole?
There are several big-scoring wingers and centers that appeal. Obviously Sundin is under consideration, but Marian Hossa or Mark Recchi might look good on a line with Naslund and Morrison. Just imagine what heights they might spur the Sedin twins to reach.
Who would you like to see in a Vancouver uniform?