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Ekman-Larsson doesn't need to be ‘No. 1' for Canucks to provide value

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet

VANCOUVER - Finally unshackled from the Loui Eriksson disaster and two other onerous contracts, the Vancouver Canucks need to be better at managing their salary cap. But they also need to be better at managing expectations.
When Eriksson was signed to that six-year, $36-million anvil in 2016, he was sold to Canucks fans as a first-line winger. Brandon Sutter was going to be Vancouver's second-line centre. In successive years, fans voted Ben Hutton and Troy Stecher the team's top defenceman, leaving the rookies nowhere to go but down.
So when Jim Benning made his big, bold bet on Friday...
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Canucks acquire Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Blackhawks add Seth Jones in Friday frenzy

Canucks acquire Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Blackhawks add Seth Jones in Friday frenzy

1 month ago   |   By CBC

The Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers all made blockbuster moves ahead of Friday's 2021 NHL draft.
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Watch Live: Oliver Ekman-Larsson addresses media after trade to Canucks

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet

Having been traded to the Vancouver Canucks less than 24 hours ago, defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson will address the media at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET for the first time as a Canuck.
You can watch the press conference live right here on Sportsnet.ca.
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