Vancouver – A bold hockey prediction for 2020 included a single-century world epidemic that would not only shut down the NHL but become a non-existent threat to all of us.
And if you predict the Vancouver Canucks that J.T. Miller will overtake Elias Peterson, defender will lead all races at Queen Hughes Point and still not win the Calder Trophy, and the team will not only win the Stanley Cup playoffs but also win two rounds – in Edmonton’s summer bubble. Is possible).
We can guess and project and try to look ahead, but you will never come Really sports make such fun and life so hard.
A 56-game season is underway on stage without NHL fans; Its Bedrock Canadian franchises are grouped together in one of the. Here are three bold predictions for 2021.
Brock Bozer will outsource Tyler Tofoli
Given the profiles of these players and their NHL histories, it seems like a lot more locks than wild predictions.
Consider, however, that Bosser is coming off an injury-plagued season, which has seen him go goal-less in his final 12 games with just four goals and 11 points before the playoffs in 17 games. Pfeiffer and Miller, along with instantly scoring six times in 10 games – Tuffley, meanwhile, was everyone’s new favorite to replace the injured Bosar from Los Angeles in the top line last February.
Tofoli, who signed a four-year, $ 17 million contract to play for the Montreal Canadians, did not feel bad for any free-agent who left Conakry in October.
Tofoli is a career 20-goal, 45-point player who does so much more than score that arguing his departure is no shock to the foolish Vancouver.
But let’s keep a few things in mind: Bosser has proven to be a better offensive player – even though his 200-foot game is still evolving – and most of Kansas ’success has come with last season’s play-off series wins against Minnesota and St. Louis. Achieved with Buffer and without Tofoli. And Confucius Tofoli was already in tenth place in the league to score before the trade.
Tofoli will not play with Peterson and Miller this season. Be Bosser, and at the age of 23 he should be better than he is in 2020. If he stays healthy, Bosser is getting 30 goals and 70 points.
2. Braden Holtby could work together as Kanak (meaning Thatcher will start the Demco season, if not)
We expect a bounce-back season from Holtby, who is comfortable with his new environment and goalkeeping coach Ian Clarke, should be close to him this year.
Ironically, the 31-year-old goalkeeper signed for Vancouver for the second and final year he signed last season less than a deal that came without any trade or movement restrictions – the main obstacle during negotiations failed to hold the team’s first goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom, who eventually The money and protection he was looking for was found in Calgary.
The Seattle Kraken expansion draft has an end date – July 21, 2021 – and if Holtbey plays side by side and as he and Kansas expect before, he will be the ideal candidate to step down from the top of the international rankings. Think about it: Holtby is a great teammate, proven winner, likes the Pacific Northwest and once he returns to form, his $ 4.3 million cap hit will be an attractive, affordable bargaining chip for an expansion team.
The reason that Jim Benning, general manager of Canucks, was not willing to give extended immunity to Markstrom is because of Demco, who is not going anywhere.
3. Josh Levo is the former Kanak team will miss the most
The Canucks have always had the financial inevitability to beat Markstrom and defender Chris Tenev if these players are able to gain full market value elsewhere during the NHL recession. The team improved from Tenev by acquiring Nat Schmidt from the Waves Golden Knights, and unless goalkeeping gurus Clark work a bit of magic with Holtby and Demco, the goal downgrade should not be fatal for Vancouver.
The Kansas third pairing created the misconception of negotiation for defender Troy Stacher. But he was a 15-minute player for coach Travis Green and the Canucks need to be able to replace him internally. We have already mentioned that, at least aggressively, Bossa’s top line will reduce the loss of tofoli. But Levo, who turned Markstrom and Tenev into flames, would be the main candidates to go to the zero right wing spot in the top six.
As it is, camouflage Jack Vertenen seems to have the best chance of being promoted to the wings of Bo Harvat in the second line, or even if he chooses Boasar with Green Harvat and Tanner Pearson, Peterson is on the top unit. But job candidates are so thin that six-goal scorer Louis Erickson will also be considered (if he is not in the press box) and it is not unlikely that raw Rocky Niels Hoglander will be cast in the lead role.
Livo, who scored seven goals and 19 points in 336 games before his season ended with a broken knee last December, could have filled the void in his smart and heavy two-way game, especially since the game with Harbhat comes with a tough matchup moment.
But seeing an offer to cut enough from last season’s $ 1.5 million salary, Levo was hurt by his feelings and decided to leave Vancouver for Calcare in one year, a $ 875,000 deal that was a poultry offering $ 50,000 more Cancus. The opportunity that Green gave Levo was even more significant.
If Levo had stayed, he could have scored 20 goals this season. Both he and Conakry can regret that he didn’t.