Canucks considering blueline options but like what they have
Thomas Drance: Canucks GM Allvin on their blueline: “I guess you never know. We’re still looking at all our options, but I’m happy with the defense group we have.”
Bo Horvat talks are quiet
Rick Dhaliwal: Elliotte Friedman on contract extension talks between the Vancouver Canucks and Bo Horvat: “It is pretty quiet but it was quiet with Miller as well. There is a little bit of a gap but both sides want to get it done.”
Thomas Drance: Canucks GM Patrik Allvin on the Horvat talks: “We like Bo. We’re communicating with his camp. We’ll see if there’s a deal to be done here.”
Miller’s effect on Bo Horvat
“One thing I believe is, if you have good players and you want to keep them, you find a way to keep them. So, I always go with that until I’m told otherwise.
I still think the Canucks want to keep Horvat. As far as I know, Horvat wants to stay in Vancouver. I know there was a lot of optimism earlier as the season ended that there was something to get done. Obviously, they aren’t there yet. As we talk right now, I have no reason to panic if I’m the Canucks.
But, I think the one thing is, that we’re headed into a world that it looks like the cap could go up in two years. So I think what the teams are trying to do is navigate that. I think you know Ailish, what the market is for Horvat, it’s big, but at the end of the day, I always believe if the team and a player want to make it work, there are ways to make it work.”