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LATEST | The Canucks have identified the first player they intend on re-signing

Published February 14, 2024 at 11:14
BY OWEN FULLERTON

The Canucks strong season has been highlighted mainly by the performances of their top players, but their depth throughout the lineup has also been getting it done.

Their 3rd line of Joshua-Blueger-Garland in particular has been a revelation for the team, providing excellent two-way play and chipping in on offense.

But with 2 out of 3 members of that line poised for unrestricted free agency after career years, coupled with new deals for players like Pettersson and Hronek, the Canucks may have to make some tough decisions on who to keep.

Rick Dhaliwal says he wouldn't be surprised if the Canucks 3rd line center is at the top of the list of UFAs to re-sign.



While a poll shows fans are eager to see the team re-sign the big Dakota Joshua, Dhaliwal says he thinks the Canucks will make it a priority to bring back their 3rd line center Teddy Blueger.

Blueger is on pace to shatter his career best offensive numbers, while providing reliable defensive play for the Canucks.

Making just $1.9 million this season, the 29 year old is certainly in for a raise, but just how much and how long are questions that could force him out of Vancouver.

One thing is for certain, with 11 contracts set to expire at season's end - the Canucks are sure to look different next year.
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LATEST | The Canucks have identified the first player they intend on re-signing

Is he the player who would re-sign before everybody else?

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