Is Size and Strength the Answer for Vancouver's Defensive Woes?
Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has his work cut out for him this summer. After the Canucks made a surprise run to the Pacific Division Finals in the 2020 playoff bubble, they took a decisive step backward this season, finishing with the worst record in the North Division.
The flaws with Vancouver’s roster are, well, there are a lot of them. They finished 24th in goals for and 26th in goals against, making it tough to really pinpoint a specific issue. To his credit, Benning has noticed that the team’s defence needs a lot of work. On Sportsnet 650, he identified his solution to the problem:
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