While Jeff Skinner might have something to say about it, suddenly Canuck cast away Michael Grabner is scoring goals at an elite level and might be the new favourite for the Calder Trophy. He has 15 goals in his last 15 games, and suddenly this Dave Nonis draft pick is looking like a top shelf NHL asset. Grabner used to be a Vancouver Canuck until he was traded for Keith Ballard, which is now looking like a terrible trade for Mike Gillis. Ironically, before Edler got hurt I pointed out to a Canuck fan at work that Grabner was looking good, and they didn't need Ballard. Now Ballard, Edler, and Hamhius are out indefinitely, and Grabner could be rookie of the year. Despite their 4 point lead on 1st place in the whole NHL, Canuck fans shouldn't be too happy right now, other than the team has a lot of depth. No other team can just add a Salo.
Still, the Canucks should have kept Grabner.