MAJOR | Patrik Allvin gives a massive update regarding Tyler Myers' future with the Canucks

Published September 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Patrik Allvin had lots on his table heading into this off-season and achieved almost everything. The team needed a fix for the salary cap, done. They wanted to add depth down the middle (Blueger - Suter), done. They wanted to improve the team's penalty kill (Soucy, Cole, Blueger), Done. He even added an experienced backup to Demko.


There had been lots of rumblings over the summer suggesting that Tyler Myers was the next guy out the door. Now that the Canucks have moved Pearson and partially fixed their cap issues, they're in no rush. In an interview with the Athletic's Thomas Drance, the Canucks' GM discussed Myers' place within the organization for the 2023-2024 season:

‘'Regarding Tyler Myers, we have no intention of moving him. He was good for us, especially after Sergei Gonchar and Adam Foote came in. He had a World Championship, and I was happy he won the gold there.''

When Tocchet came in, Myers was the team's Defenseman who cumulated the total ice time on the man-disadvantage. Everything points toward Myers getting lots of ice time in that particular situation again this year.

While it's certain that Myers' play won't be up to the $6M AAV he carries, everyone is confident that his big body can still be of use. Myers is entering a contract year, and just like his agent stated before, he's looking to prove everybody wrong and that he still belongs in this league. Even Allvin saw the Myers' excitement:

‘'I know he's excited to be back here, and working with Foote and training camp will dictate our opening night roster.''

To see that the players are eager to work with the new coaching staff means a great deal for the team. The coaching staff usually goes a long way into attracting the market's top free agents, and having legends such as Adam Foote, Sergei Gonchar, and the twins helps.

Gonchar was previously known to pull miracles back in his time on the Penguins' development staff. Hopefully, he pulls another with Myers and brings him up to the potential he was destined for when he was drafted 12th overall in 2008 by the Sabres.
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MAJOR | Patrik Allvin gives a massive update regarding Tyler Myers' future with the Canucks

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