The Vancouver Canucks hoped to rebound after they missed the playoffs last season, but the start was unstable. In the past 11 games, their record is 2-8-1. They are sliding into a hole at the beginning of the season. As the season progresses, the hole may be too deep to climb out.
Although the Canucks fans are angry with the club’s recent performance, the experts like ProvinceBen Kuzma with The Miracle of James O’Brien of NBC Sports If the management or the bench may change later.Team owner Francisco Aquilini met with general manager Jim Benning on Tuesday, but Darren Dreg from TSN reports Aquilini will stay patient and see if they can reverse the situation.
However, if the current chaos in the Canucks continues, Aquilini’s patience will be tested. Every loss in the coming weeks will increase the pressure on Benning and coach Travis Green. The Canucks have not yet appeared in the trading rumors, but if their fortunes do not improve, the situation may change.
Defense is still their biggest problem. Although their average number of shots per game has decreased from 33.4 last season to 31.7, their free throw percentage (60.3) is the worst in the league, and their average of 3.41 goals per game is among the best.
At this stage of the season, solving this problem through the trade market is easier said than done.Denver’s recent speculation hints at Colorado avalanche defender Samuel Gillard may play Squashed by Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.
CapFriendly show The Canucks’ salary cap is more than 81.5 million U.S. dollars, more than 5.1 million U.S. dollars, and four players are in long-term injury reserves. Assuming Gillard or the other top four defensive players are available, a dollar-for-dollar deal is needed to make it happen.