The day after the expansion draft and the boys wonder what exactly Ron Francis’ strategy was, as the Kraken general manager didn’t pull off any trades going into the draft.
The Welcome Matt focuses on the Jim Benning presser from earlier today, where the Canucks GM revealed that negotiations with Elias Pettersson are ongoing, that they’re looking at acquiring size and toughness through free agency and what the approach will be when drafting the 9th overall pick in Friday’s NHL Entry Draft.
Our draft analyst Cam Robinson from Elite Prospects joins and tells us why this years draft is such a crapshoot, who the top prospects are in the 2022 and 2023 drafts, and what he expects from the Canucks on day one of the draft.
Thomas Drance follows Hashtags - the best and worst of Twitter, and blasts Ron Francis’ lack of moves in yesterdays expansion draft, why he thinks signing free agents is a poor approach from the Kraken, unpacks some key dates in the Canucks 2021-22 schedule, and tells us what stood out from Jim Benning in his presser today.
Jeff Paterson joins for his daily chat and tells us how Benning’s comments today about wanting to acquire size and toughness on the blue line scares him, why he feels that keeping the 9th overall pick makes better sense for the Canucks future, stresses the importance of having Nils Hoglander and Vasili Podkolzin in the lineup on entry level contracts, why he hates the salary dump trades the Arizona Coyotes have taken on, and gives us his thoughts on the Canucks schedule.
The boys debate on Take 5 whether or not the Canucks should take a goaltender with the 9th overall pick if that players is the best available at that slot.
The show wraps up with all the Errors & Omissions.
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