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Bo Horvat saga at an inevitable impasse

There's one thing in all the recent drama surrounding Bo Horvat that isn't being discussed enough: The Canucks made their decision on all this in July.

The will-they-won't-they. The breathless reports about offers extended and rejected. The statements that we're done discussing this. It's all anticlimax, an epilogue that doesn't end up mattering very much for anyone. You don't need to get into any of it.

Because when Jim Rutherford and Patrik Allvin decided they couldn't let J.T. Miller walk, the door closed on a Bo Horvat extension. It's really that simple.

The Canucks are closing in on having $70-million in salary cap commitments for next season, and they will need to re-sign two defencemen and two forwards in addition to whatever they decide to do with Horvat. In theory, that's a decent am

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NHL Vancouver Canucks NHL Bo Horvat J.T. Miller Elias Pettersson Patrik Allvin Jim Rutherford
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