The Vancouver Canucks are facing serious questions on their blue line.
With a great deal of perplexity surrounding the many issues faced by the National Hockey League going forward, salary cap concerns are at the forefront. The revenue lost due to COVID-19 will assuredly bring about a much lower than projected spending limit. Therefore, having players contribute while on entry-level contracts is more vital than ever before.
As veteran contracts expire, younger, more cost-efficient players need to fill those roster spots. Chris Tanev and Oscar Fantenburg are unrestricted free agents at the end of the current season, and Troy Stecher a restricted free agent.