As per TSN 1040’s Rick Dhaliwal, recently acquired Vancouver Canucks forward Tyler Toffoli has made it known he’s open to re-signing with the Vancouver Canucks.
Dhaliwal posted on his Twitter feed that Toffoli has enjoyed his short stay in Vancouver and is happy to discuss a new contract with the team and GM Jim Benning at the appropriate time. Of course, the Canucks have already stated their interest in extending Toffoli’s deal and there have been rumors the team might be willing to move other pieces to accommodate Toffoli’s $4.6 million cap hit (or more based on a potential raise) this season.
So too, the free agent market might help the Canucks as pending UFA’s are looking at discounts while team’s struggle to fit their rosters in under the new flat salary cap. Toffoli could be one of those players who falls somewhere in between. He’s a popular forward that could garner interest, but he’s also not such a big star these pay cuts won’t affect him.
If the Canucks and Toffoli can come to terms on an extension, it could land somewhere in the $5 million per season range.
What Else Is On Vancouver’s To-Do List?
The Canucks aren’t only looking at Toffoli. They have a potential dilemma at the goaltender spot where the team may need to decide between young up-and-coming goalie Thatcher Demko and pending free agent Jacob Markstrom. Should the Canucks elect to let Markstrom walk, give Demko more time and find a suitable goalie on the open market, they should have all the room they’ll need to sign Toffoli.
Recent speculation suggests the Canucks understand that Demko is the future after the way he performed in this year’s playoffs and could take on much more responsibility. Knowing that opens up a new world of options for the Canucks when previously they were likely to commit $6-$8 million to Markstrom on a long-term deal.
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