Hockey Widow wrote:Vandermeer and the Canucks did talk back in the summer. He was very interested and willing to sign a deal but he wanted slightly more than the league minimum. The Canucks were offering the league minimum at that time. From what I know both parties still have interest but frankly he is not a priority. If he is still around I think the Canucks may take a stab at him but from what I was told last summer they were not prepared to offer more than the minimum.
Ah thanks, if we deal Ballard for a 3rd line center or picks, Vandermeer would be a solid option to play beside Tanev imho.
Would be nice to get more snarl for our defense, rather than just Bieksa having to be the only tough guy in our top 6 d-corps.
If there are no significant trades that include a center coming back by the time the regular season starts, it'd be an interesting preseason to see all the experimentation for our 2nd line center with Ebbett, Schroeder, Higgins, Burrows, Raymond whom will all probably get a look for that spot.