When the Canucks signed Jim Vandermeer to his two-way contract last week, it was because we were told he'd be an ideal depth asset (on defense or on wing) and of course addressed the perennial criticism that Vancouver lacks any physical presence.

It was fun while it lasted.

Assuming no one swoops in and nabs Vandermeer - which at $600,000 is hardly the worst option to have stashed away in case your backend gets the crazy David Booth banana groin problem en masse - he'll head to the Wolves where he'll pocket a cool $275,000.