The Canucks think it’s still early, but ….

TSN: Darren Dreger points out that finding the right answers and solving the problems with the Vancouver Canucks is not an easy task. They believe it’s too early in the season to make drastic changes, but things are getting closer to putting everything on the table.

“So what does it mean and what does it look like? Well, let’s start with the overhaul. That means taking players, maybe key players, draft picks, knowing that we’re going to have a very good draft in 2023.

You have an opportunity to try to make perhaps a shorter-term correction and add a trade. But of course there is no guarantee that that player, the right player, will be available in time.

And then perhaps the most appealing thing for Canucks fans, because of how sour they are, is firing the coach. Again, not quite there, but it’s heading in one of those three directions. A difficult place for Bruce Boudreau and Canucks management.”

World hockey championship and what to do with Russia

TSN: Pierre Lebrun says the NHL, NHLPA, IIHF and some national federations will meet in Finland when the Avalanche and Blue Jackets play there on November 4th and 5th. The World Cup of Hockey, which could take place in February 2024, although it may be postponed, is one thing that will be talked about, as well as what to do with Russia.

“You know, Gary Bettman and Bill Daly last week after the Board of Governors meeting when I was there, you know, they hinted that, you know, maybe the idea of ​​postponing this tournament is now on the table. And I’ve talked to other people today, and I think that’s what other stakeholders have been talking about as well.

The bottom line is that there are still unresolved issues with the IIHF that have not been addressed, and of course the elephant in the room and Bill Daly and Gary Bettman were talking about (this) last week – what about Russia?

There are other countries that do not want Russia to play in this tournament because of the war in Ukraine. It’s a really tough issue for the NHL (and) the NHLPA, so we’ll see where it goes. But the idea of ​​postponing the Ice Hockey World Cup is more relevant for me now than maybe a month ago.”