Pressure For Canucks To Acquire Defenseman Even Higher Now

The Vancouver Canucks have begun their season on a great note. Everything seems to be clicking, but with their high PDO, everything may not continue to go their way. When this happens, they will find it harder to win games and play at the level they are right now. This may have been accelerated by a recent injury to the back-end.

It is well known that the Canucks are searching for help on defense and have been linked to a few players. This is more likely for the right side of their defense, but now the team has to deal with a more serious injury to the other side. Carson Soucy is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, so the Canucks are being forced to scramble. While Quinn Hughes and Filip Hronek have been great together, Vancouver has split them up so that there is more of an impact on both of the top two pairings.

While this should help out the second pairing, both Hughes and Hronek might suffer a bit from it. There is a real need for the Canucks, who may already be closing in on a trade, to get one done in short order and ensure that they don't fall off hard in the coming weeks. Thatcher Demko has had to play at a very high level to stop all of the high danger shots against. The way he has played is unsustainable and the defense will have to tighten up. A new addition would help with that.

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