When it comes to NHL hockey, or really any professional team sport, asset management is everything. The most successful teams consistently find ways to acquire assets for below their value.
The Canucks have done a good job of accumulating a glut of young talent that is just starting to arrive and thrive in the NHL. Three seasons in a row the team has had a Calder Trophy finalist, and they still have some very exciting prospects that have yet to reach the professional ranks.
Trying to decide the seven most valuable assets in the organization was therefore a difficult task.