Summer Skate: Vancouver Canucks
Marco Sturm could be a difference-maker, while Ryan Kesler's production might slip
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Vancouver. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Vancouver Canucks
The NHL's best team during the regular season in 2010-11 didn't change much during the summer, acquiring Marco Sturm while losing UFA Christian Ehrhoff to the open market. The club will once again lean on the Sedin twins and Ryan Kesler up front, while hoping Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider can continue to be one of the best puck-stopping duos in the league.
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