What We Learned: Are things as grim as they seem for the Vancouver Canucks?

After an offseason in which optimism was something of a selling point, the Vancouver Canucks just have to frown right now.

The team's two prized restricted free agents — and probably their two best players — are working out in Michigan because they currently cannot come to terms with the team on new contracts.

One of the defenders who is supposed to solidify the team's previously dire blue line is currently absent from camp and was expected to arrive days ago but has not done so.

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