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The Vancouver Canucks may have found a nice option to skate alongside the Sedins on their top line. Jaden Schwartz Jersey . Numbers Game breaks down the Canucks signing of Radim Vrbata. The Canucks Get: RW Radim Vrbata. Vrbata is a 33-year-old winger who has been quietly effective while toiling in the Arizona desert. Hes scored 110 goals and 232 points over the past five seasons, the 110 goals ranks 36th in the league. Hes a positive puck possession player and should be looking at a plum opportunity in Vancouver. If there is one enviable spot for a scoring forward to play in the Canucks lineup, it would be on right wing with the Sedin twins and thats where Vrbata is projected to start. Last seasons 51 points was Vrbatas third-best total of his career, and that came with a 7.6% shooting percentage, his lowest in a full season since 2006-2007. He also had an on-ice shooting percentage of 7.69%, which is relatively modest, and while the Sedins were in that range last season too, they have typically had better success finishing. There is justifiably some concern that Vrbata is 33 and the Sedins will be 34 by the time next season begins, so production may be declining as a function of age -- standard stuff -- but, based on their respective skills, Vrbata and the Sedins should be productive together. An additional concern, when it comes to Vrbata in particular, is that hes had limited success while playing for a team other than the Coyotes. He has 288 points in 428 games with the Coyotes, 0.67 per game, but hes never been that productive anywhere else, averaging 0.48 points per game in 364 games with Colorado, Carolina, Chicago and Tampa Bay. Until they add another top-six forward, Arizona figures to miss Vrbata. 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