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Allvin still on the market for a defenseman: Variety of options still in play


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Owen Fullerton
July 4, 2024  (8:36 PM)
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Tyson Barrie skates during warm-up with the Nashville Predators
Photo credit: Photo by George Walker IV/AP

If the Vancouver Canucks want to, they could add roughly an additional $2.7 million to their payroll, and on Thursday the hosts of Sekeres and Price questioned whether there would be a strong add to be made with that money.

On the show, guest Frank Corrado was asked by Matt Sekeres whether an addition of a puck moving D, namely Tyson Barrie and Adam Boqvist, could be an addition worth making.
With Vinny Desharnais not known for his puck moving, Sekeres wondered whether adding an additional puck mover to cycle in with him would be worthwhile.
Corrado said especially at defence, having depth is crucial.
To be a team that goes deep like that, you probably do need to [have] 9 to 10 guys who are NHL calibre players... if you do have a little surplus money, it's not the worst thing to do.

Of the two players mentioned, Corrado said he doesn't believe either would make a massive impact on Vancouver, but said it wouldn't be a bad move if they could pull it off.
Tyson Barrie, a 32 year old native of Victoria, BC, played 41 games last year for Nashville and added 15 points - also playing only one game in the playoffs.
Boqvist is a 23 year old D who was bought out recently, an 8th overall pick by the Blackhawks in 2018, Boqvist scored 10 points in 35 games and was eventually bought out as Columbus looks to make room for even younger players.
The Canucks are currently under the cap, with an extension for Arturs Silovs still to be determined, so they could theoretically accrue cap space as the season drags on.

As heard on the Sekeres and Price Podcast:
Frank Corrado on DeBrusk, Heinen & Sherwood; Forbort & Desharnais additions, if #Canucks are better
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Allvin still on the market for a defenseman: Variety of options still in play

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