Although the Canucks themselves did not announce the Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes contracts, Elliotte Friedman informed us what they would look like.
Cap leaguers obviously won't have the benefit of having these two players on entry-level deals any longer. However, keeping the cap hit under $8 million for both players has to be considered a small victory. Having Hughes locked in for six years will help with cap certainty, but Pettersson could be looking at a $10+ million cap hit in three years if he builds on his previous point totals. Both cap and non-cap leaguers should at least no longer worry whether they will start the season on time.
Canucks fans were waiting to see if Travis Hamonic would opt out this season. Yet as it turned out, no one is opting out. The Canucks will still wait on Hamonic while he deals with a personal matter, which won't help the right side of their defense if he can't start the season on time. The Canucks will score a lot this season, but they're going to have some real issues on defense.
Unfortunately, Brock Boeser is expected to be out for at least a week. This was announced by Travis Green after Friday's preseason game. We will have to wait and see whether this injury affects Boeser's availability to start the season.
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