We believe it's going to be a good fit, "Benning stated."You desire to be able to push each other and have success that method and I believe that's truly interesting to me," he stated. He's going to be an excellent goalie for us, a good leader for us. He'll assist out with Thatcher's development," he stated. > The NHL had absolutely no cases in the bubble during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but what's next for the league? What's next for NHL?:

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Facing the potential of a condensed season, the Canucks will require 2 strong goaltenders so both Holtby and Demko will have adequate chances to play, Benning added.

"That's one thing I do not worry about next year. I believe we're going to have real good goaltending," he said.

Each group can safeguard just one goalie in the Seattle growth draft next year.

Heading into complimentary company, Holtby said he was looking for a city that was a great fit for his family and a group that had "an extremely good possibility of winning."

The local of Lloydminster, Sask., published a. 916 save percentage with a 2.53 goals-against average and 282-122-46 record throughout his time in Washington.

He had a hard time last season, nevertheless, and his save portion was up to.897 with a 3.11 GAA.

Holtby admits that the season was "a little bit of a battle sometimes" and "didn't go as planned."

Throughout the COVID-19 hiatus, he worked with Washington goalie coach Scott Murray to break down his video game and find methods to resolve what wasn't working.

"When things returned, I felt as great as I have in a long time," he stated.

Entering Vancouver, Holtby figures he'll have no issue gelling with his brand-new colleagues.

"I'm a guy who believes in effort and competitiveness and a difficult design of hockey. And you see a great deal of the players on the Canucks that fit right into that mould," he said.

"From an outsider looking in, I believe it's going to be a fantastic fit and I'm really delighted to get after it."

The Canucks also locked up Tyler Motte on Friday, signing the depth centre to a two-year deal worth $2.5 million.

Motte put up 8 points (four goals, 4 helps) in 34 regular-season video games with the Canucks last

There might be more finalizings to come, Benning said.

The Canucks are still in talks with veteran defenceman Chris Tanev about returning, and spoke to some other teams about trades on Friday, the GM said.

"We're keeping all of our choices open," he stated.