The Senators are making final cuts today, like everyone else, and one of the guys on the bubble is Denis Hamel. Dude scored 5 goals in pre-season, had 56 in the AHL last year, and 39 the year before when there were lots of NHLers in the "A" due to the lockout. Dude is only 29, and plays a good two way game.
Bottom line -- if the Senators are dumb enough to try to waive this guy to send him back down to Binghampton, the Canucks should put in a claim, if someone doesn't beat us to it. Given our appalling lack of scoring depth beyond the first line, a guy like this is worth a shot. (He also comes with a very cap friendly salary.)