Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev.
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Published February 12, 2024 at 3:09 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
     
Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev has been playing in the team's top six, but is it time to consider a change?

During the most recent edition of the 'Halford and Brough' podcast, the duo talked about the fact that Mikheyev isn't a top-six forward and is better off playing in the bottom-six, which is a role that he had with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"Mikheyev is miscast as a top-six forward."

Halford and Brough said that others in the lineup, including Nils Hoglander, could move into Mikheyev's current spot.


So far this season, Mikheyev has appeared in 49 games where he's put up 24 points (ten goals, 14 assists), four penalty minutes and is a plus-one.

The ideal scenario for the Canucks would be to have Ilya Mikheyev playing in a bottom-six role, where there isn't a whole lot of pressure on him to produce. He should also be able to play on the team's penalty kill again.

What do you think the Vancouver Canucks should do with Ilya Mikheyev? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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