Earlier today, Mats Sundin made it clear that his retire-or-not-to-retire decision is still up in the air, and will be for the foreseeable future. But is Canucks’ GM Mike Gillis worried? Nah. It’s simply time for Plan B.
And so today, the Canucks traded winger Ryan Shannon to the Senators for defenseman, Lawrence Nycholat. Fortunately, this helped address two of Vancouver’s biggest problems: too much scoring, and not nearly enough defensemen.
(NHL Playoffs 2009, here we come…)