The Vancouver Canucks are one of the better teams in the NHL, but age and a lack of physical players are starting to catch up with this franchise, but help could be on the way.
It's too late into the summer to add some younger talent, but the NHL free agent market still has some tough, hard-nosed players and recent reports have Brenden Morrow linked as a possible signing before the start of training camp.
Vancouver doesn't have much room under the salary cap and a Josh Rimer reported that after talking with the veteran free agent, Morrow wasn't close to signing because the team he wants to play for is having a tough time making room with cap space.
The 34 year-old isn't exactly in the prime of his career, but he does the little things on the ice to make teams better and the Canucks need a player of that caliber to help against clubs like Chicago and Los Angeles in the Western Conference.
Vancouver will try to become more defensive minded in the 2013-14 NHL season and that kind of switch in philosophy is tough on younger players. Adding Morrow would strengthen the bench, add more leadership on and off the ice, and make this team more competitive in the upcoming hockey season and that in return will make the fans more excited about the start of the year.