The Canucks just don't get it

If you're looking to get into running an NHL team, and you want to know what to do, there are a lot of "model franchises" you can look at.

You could look at the Tampa Bay Lightning, who picked high for many years, developed well at the AHL level, and always identified undervalued talent, as well as leaning on elite players at basically every position.

You could look at the Colorado Avalanche, a terror at the draft table and working the trade market. You could look at the Carolina Hurricanes, who seem to find every market inefficiency possible and exploit it.

You could look at the league-leading Boston Bruins, who had a couple years in the wilderness but have mostly been a dominant team for almost 15 years. They hit on some mid-to-late first-round picks, and elsewhere in the draft, made some s

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