LATEST | Former Canuck gives his take on the team's ‘improvements'

Published July 4, 2023 at 7:17 PM
The Canucks have been extremely active since Jim Rutherford called for a 'major surgery' on the team's core and culture. The first cultural change they adopted was when they made their coaching change from Bruce Boudreau to Rick Tocchet and then proceeded to trade the team's captain Bo Horvat.

Since that press conference, Rutherford and Allvin have taken many radical moves. They moved their captain Bo Horvat, Riley Stillman, bought out Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and added multiple assets via those transactions. Filip Hronek, Anthony Beauvilier, Aatu Raty and Josh Bloom.

Since July 1st, Allvin added the experienced Ian Cole and Teddy Blueger to the team's lineup. They also added the extremely coveted former Kraken d-man, Carson Soucy. As the team try and take the next step in their 'retooling', the former Canuck Jannik Hansen offered his comments on the front office's work:

''They filled their holes to some extent, ..., but they're still ways behind these teams (Calgary, Edmonton, Colorado).''

Hansen wasn't satisfied with the team's move early in the off-season but noted that they are taking steps in the right direction. According to him, they've now placed themselves in the middle of the pecking order in the Western Conference, whereas the Canucks were definitely lower at that point last year.

At this point, do you feel the Canucks have made proper adjustments? Are you confident that the team's latest addition are putting them back on the right track?
July 4   |   606 answers
LATEST | Former Canuck gives his take on the team's ‘improvements'

Do you agree with Hansen's take?

Yes41468.3 %
No19231.7 %
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