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Patrik Allvin and free agency: The next Dakota Joshua identified


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Felip Gosselin
July 6, 2024  (8:57 PM)
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Patrik Allvin admitted in his exit interview that he'd be looking for a forward who had the potential to break out, just like Dakota Joshua did when he first played under Rick Tocchet.

For now, everything points toward Kiefer Sherwood as being that player. The former Predator signed a two-year deal worth $3M, and his potential matched to an opportunity to play under Rick Tocchet's guidance, making Sherwood the likeliest player to overperform his current contract.
Michael Liu, from Canucks Army, observe the metrics on Patrik Allvin's most recent acquisition
‘'Calling the winger the «next Dakota Joshua» might imply that he's supposed to become a big bruising presence as well – but it's more saying that Sherwood stands a real chance at improving as a Vancouver Canuck and cementing his place as a valuable contributor at the NHL level.''

For the first time in 2023-2024, the forward spent the entirety of the season in the NHL, featuring in 68 regular season games and participating in 27 goals despite playing in a bottom-six role. One sure thing: Sherwood knows how to get the puck in the back of the net and how to use his weapons of a shot.
In 2021-2022, he collected 75 points in 57 games with the Colorado Eagles; he then proceeded to add 38 in 42 the following year in Milwaukee. In a bonified role with the Canucks, there's a strong chance he could break out and become the NHL producer he was always meant to be.
His profitability to the team doesn't stop there; Sherwood is also known for his intensity and challenging play. The Canucks witnessed it firsthand during the playoffs, and Quinn Hughes was pleased with the idea of having him on his side until further notice:
«I talked to Quinn [Hughes]; he was more excited about Sherwood than anyone. He said he pissed the whole team off there in the playoffs, playing hard,»

Patrik Allvin said about the signing on July 1st.

Source: Canucks Army
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