Deadline Day – Northwest Division

Dobber Sports

2011-02-20

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In Part 4 of this six-part series, we'll take a team-by-team look at the Northwest Division. Buyers? Sellers? Who's available? How can you prepare your fantasy roster for the upcoming address changes for some of these guys? Everything you need to know as a fantasy hockey owner about the 2011 NHL Trade Deadline is right here. Hell, I've already nailed a few of the speculated players moving. All you need is a bit of research and I save you the trouble.

 

(Part 1 – Atlantic Division)

(Part 2 – Central Division)

(Part 3 – Northeast Division)

All three previous parts are updated/rewritten as of February 19.

 

Vancouver


Buyers or sellers: Buyers

 

Cap Situation: Extremely tight. Salary would have to be moved.

 

Pending Free Agents:

UFA's – Raffi Torres, Tanner Glass, Jeff Tambellini, Kevin Bieksa, Sami Salo, Christian Ehrhoff, Andrew Alberts

RFA's – Jannik Hansen, Lee Sweatt, Victor Oreskovich, Sergei Shirokov

 

Needs:

  1. With five injured defensemen, the Canucks could use another one. Ironically, in the entire league this is the one team best equipped to handle two or three injuries to the blue line. It's when things got to four…and then five, where it became concerning.
  2. An experienced winger. They would prefer not to head into the postseason rotating Oreskovich, Jordan Schroeder, Bill Sweatt, Cody Hodgson and Sergei Shirokov in that final spot.

The latest, from Spector's Hockey:

  1. The Canucks did not trade for Ian White. A deal like that would make sense, but again they would need to move salary. White went to San Jose instead.
  2. Bieksa may re-sign with the team. His name was bandied about earlier in the season, but bet