Demko gives Canucks Leverage in Negotiations With Markstrom

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Well, we learned last night that Thatcher Demko is a guy who likes to hit the sack early. Which is good, because the last thing you want the night before a big game is a goalie who stays up late taking part in all those late-night bubble shenanigans. And the Vancouver Canucks learned something too with Demko’s 42-save performance in Game 5 of their playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, or at the very least confirmed what they already knew.

And that is that they really don’t have to spend time and energy fretting about whether Jacob Markstrom will re-sign in Vancouver or not. In fact, that they have Demko as a viable option as their No. 1 goalie gives them leverage in negotiations with Markstrom, a pending unrestricted free agent.