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Canucks 2020 free agent targets: Forward Ilya Kovalchuk

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 05, 2020 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Vancouver Canucks could look to bolster their scoring depth in the offseason. Here’s why they should consider signing Ilya Kovalchuk.

With limited salary cap space, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is going to have to get creative in retaining his key free agents this offseason.

Ideally, Benning would find a way to unload some expensive veteran contracts.