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Canucks: The importance of the team’s future blueline depth

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.