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Canucks are facing several long-term questions at forward

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has gradually created one of the best forward groups in the NHL — a unit that ranked eighth in goals (228) prior to the 2019-20 season suspension.

But nothing lasts forever. Benning is going to have to make some difficult decisions over the next couple of years. Obviously, Elias Pettersson, Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser are here to stay for the long haul — and likely Adam Gaudette as well.

Keeping 2020 trade deadline acquisition Tyler Toffoli around would be nice, but given Vancouver’s difficult salary cap situation, it’s hard to envision that happening.