NHL general managers can make all the trades they want and sign every player they can afford, but the best way to grow a hockey team is from within.
Each season fans cross their fingers and hope that some of their favourite team's younger players can take the next step and finally fulfill their potential, and Canucks' fans are no different.
Although they already possess one of the deepest rosters in the league, the Canucks have a few young players that they're hoping can fill some holes and start making larger contributions. Nothing's a guarantee, but if just one roster player can have a jump in production it could be the difference between being a great team and being the best team.
Here are four players that appear to be on the verge of a breakout season.