Just to prove that we are still alive, we’re offering our thumbs up on the Canucks’ re-signing Jannik Hansen. And while a cap hit of $1.35 million for a guy that’s never scored more than 9 goals might not seem like a bargain, retaining the hard working Dane for another three years is a prudent move.
Say what you will about his hands, Hansen never stops working and hitting - qualities that the Canucks needed more of in their failed Cup run this past season.
And we have said it before and will say it again, Hansen will score twenty goals in a season before his run in Vancouver is done. And when you’re done rolling your eyes, compare the career trajectories of Jannik and Alex Burrows to date - they are near identical. When Hansen sees the quality of ice time that Burrows has, the results will follow.
You heard it here first. Again.
Next up - our take on the Craig MacTavish hire and the drafting record of Executive of the Year, Mike Gillis.