The Vancouver Canucks have acquired one piece of the puzzle that will help them go far... Ryan Shannon. This shows me that Nonis is willing to make this team a little more gritty and fortunately , A little more mean. I'm not suggesting that Shannon will play a HUGE role in a cup win , but more of a checking , scoring kind of role. Now , I suggest we keep Naslund for a year to pair him with the Sedins , but we should make him co-captain and name a 2nd captain like the Sabres did. I believe we should pursue free agents like Ruslan Fedotenko , Yannic Perreault, Greg De Vries , Georges Laraque , Jarkko Ruutu , Brad Stuart , Scott Hannan , Patrice Brisebois , Jozef Stumpel , Jaroslav Modry , Martin Gelinas , Wes Walz , Paul Kariya, Sheldon Souray , Pascal Dupuis , Brendan Shanahan , Mike Comrie , Bill Guerin , Keith Tkachuk and Peter Foresberg
Players that we should acquire via trade to adress need in certain places are :
Patrick Marleau , Ladislav Smid , Peter Prucha , Brent Seabrook , Paul Martin and Nick Boynton. Don't under estimate Nonis , he can do great things when he puts his brilliance to the test.