St. Louis Blues: Evaluating Two Potential Vancouver Canucks Free Agents

As the St. Louis Blues prepare for the offseason, GM Doug Armstrong is considering his options for adding further depth to the roster. Could Armstrong consider bringing in a UFA from the Vancouver Canucks?
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The Vancouver Canucks finished with a regular season record of 50-23-9, earning 109 points.

The Canucks finished strong, though, losing to the Edmonton Oilers in round two of the playoffs.

As Vancouver’s successful season ends, its management may lose several key players.

Is it possible for the St. Louis Blues to snag a free agent from the Vancouver Canucks?

Tyler Myers

Despite being 34 years old, Tyler Myers could be a driving force for the St. Louis Blues, a team centered around Robert Thomas.

Myers had an impressive season in 2023-24, recording 29 points in 77 games.

Myers is no stranger to the Central Division, previously playing for the Winnipeg Jets for four and half seasons.

St. Louis could make an intriguing move by offering Myers a friendly contract, considering his age and status in his NHL career.

His play this season resulted in his best performance since 2018-2019 with the Jets, when he recorded 31 points.

If Armstrong could sign Myers to take Marco Scandella's place, the Blues could add an experienced weapon to their arsenal.

Nikita Zadorov

Nikita Zadorov is an intriguing, pending free agent.

Zadorov is 6’6” and 248 lbs. If size dictated his future, he would be a steal for any team.

Despite his sporadic play, he is still full of untapped potential.

Playing with the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks this season, he recorded a total of 20 points.

He finished the 2022-23 season with 21 points while playing for the Flames.

A bit of a journeyman, Zadorov previously played for two Central Division powers, the Colorado Avalanche and the Chicago Blackhawks.

This is an interesting take, as Zadorov is not only familiar with the Central Division but might also prefer to return to it.

Zadorov, who was initially selected as the 16th pick in the 2013 draft, earned a spot on the All-Rookie team.

He’s been healthy the last few seasons, which shows his reliability.

Size and physicality are essential qualities that the St. Louis Blues are currently lacking and need to address, especially on defense.

Zadorov could be a great addition.

The Vancouver Canucks have made great progress this season and could be a prime team to consider for free agency targets.