Canucks poll: Which ‘rental’ centre do you think Vancouver should obtain?

 

 
 
 
 
Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Kyle Chipchura, 27, Phoenix Coyotes — 31 games played, 4-6-10 points, plus-3, faceoff proficiency of 46.3%. Good: Size and toughness and showing offensive ability absent earlier in career. Bad: Doesn't help on faceoffs and still better suited to fourth line than third.
 
 

Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Kyle Chipchura, 27, Phoenix Coyotes — 31 games played, 4-6-10 points, plus-3, faceoff proficiency of 46.3%. Good: Size and toughness and showing offensive ability absent earlier in career. Bad: Doesn't help on faceoffs and still better suited to fourth line than third.

Photograph by: Rich Lam, NHLI via Getty Images

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The following veteran centres, all of whom will be free agents come summer, are likely on the Vancouver Canucks’ radar. Check out the brief profiles of each candidate under their individual photos above.

So, which one would you most like to see in blue and green? Cast your vote below.

 
 
 
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Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Kyle Chipchura, 27, Phoenix Coyotes — 31 games played, 4-6-10 points, plus-3, faceoff proficiency of 46.3%. Good: Size and toughness and showing offensive ability absent earlier in career. Bad: Doesn't help on faceoffs and still better suited to fourth line than third.
 

Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Kyle Chipchura, 27, Phoenix Coyotes — 31 games played, 4-6-10 points, plus-3, faceoff proficiency of 46.3%. Good: Size and toughness and showing offensive ability absent earlier in career. Bad: Doesn't help on faceoffs and still better suited to fourth line than third.

Photograph by: Rich Lam, NHLI via Getty Images

 
Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Kyle Chipchura, 27, Phoenix Coyotes — 31 games played, 4-6-10 points, plus-3, faceoff proficiency of 46.3%. Good: Size and toughness and showing offensive ability absent earlier in career. Bad: Doesn't help on faceoffs and still better suited to fourth line than third.
Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Tyler Bozak, 27, Toronto Maple Leafs — 34 games played, 9-11-20 points, minus-8, faceoff proficiency of 53%. Good: Lots of offensive ability, just entering prime. Good on faceoffs. Bad: Will command plenty as a rental, and could bolt back to the Leafs as UFA.
Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Michael Handzus, 36, San Jose Sharks — 28 games played, 1-1-2 points, minus-9, faceoff proficiency of 55.6%. Good: Excellent in the circle and great size, experience and pedigree as checking centre. Bad: He is 36, minus-9, has one goal this season and moves slower than tankers in English Bay.
Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Jochen Hecht, 35, Buffalo Sabres — 32 games played, 2-6-8 points, plus-4,  faceoff proficiency of 40.1%. Good: Always a solid, two-way centre. Could be relative bargain in Sabres' fire sale. Bad: Not the same since serious injury last year, loses 60% of faceoffs and lots on the odometer.
Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Mark Letestu, 28, Columbus Blue Jackets — 31 games played, 7-9-16 points, plus-3, faceoff proficiency of 50.6%. Good: Good skater and underrated two-way game. Young enough to be re-signed. Bad: Only 5-11 and Blue Jackets, straining to make playoffs, won't let him go cheaply.
Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Mike Ribeiro, 33, Washington Capitals — 33 games played, 11-24-35 points, minus-2, faceoff proficiency of 42.5%. Good: Best pure offensive centre on expiring contract. Great on the power play. Bad: Bidding will be ridiculously high, poor on faceoffs and how's your team chemistry?
Vancouver Canucks centre for rent? Derek Roy, 29, Dallas Stars — 27 games played, 4-16-20 points, plus-6, faceoff proficiency of 47.6%. Good: Terrific offensive skills and resume, plays in all situations and lots left in tank. Bad: Will cost arm, leg and first-born, only 5-9 and probably overqualified as third centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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