Patrik Allvin and the Canucks finally reach a verdict on Dakota Joshua?

Owen Fullerton
June 17, 2024  (8:43 PM)

Dakota Joshua lines up in a game against the Nashville Predators
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In a perfect world, the Vancouver Canucks would like to keep Dakota Joshua next season, but with the potential offers he could see in free agency, it may simply be impossible.

On the Donnie and Dhali show, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman said that big physical players like Joshua, who can chip in offence, are seeing a robust market heading to free agency. While the Canucks want to keep Joshua, Friedman says they likely can't compete with the market for him.
He says if that's the case, they'll be looking for someone similar to act as a replacement.
What I think is going on is the Canucks are facing the possibility of losing Joshua and looking to see if there are other players out there that are similar to Joshua but might be a little undervalued that we can get at a better price.

Friedman says players who fit into Tocchet's structure will see an opportunity to succeed in Vancouver, which may act as a strong selling point. Do you think the Canucks can strike gold again with a cheap, big free agent, or was Dakota Joshua a rare opportunity?
Joshua went from an out-of-the-blue signing to an absolute steal for the Canucks. The power forward lived up to his coach's praises and had a breakout year; valuable at every end of the ice, Joshua scored 18 goals and totalled 32 points over 63 games this year.
It may be hard for the Canucks to bring him back, but if they fail to do so, can they really find a player who can step into his shoes from free agency at a cheaper cost?
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Patrik Allvin and the Canucks finally reach a verdict on Dakota Joshua?

Will the Canucks find a way to keep Joshua?

Yes, he'll be back114646.4 %
No, they'll promote a replacement56022.7 %
No, they'll sign a bargain replacement76330.9 %
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