Well If you don't buy that concept of ROR will help the Canucks develope faster. You can think of Vets as part of rebuild as well. Look at some of successful rebuilds and not so successful rebuild Successful rebuilds Jets. Stacked of good young players but they have some good quality Vets in Wheeler and Buf. Leafs. Stacked of good young players but they have good quality Vets as well in JVR, Bozak, Kadri Not so success rebuilds so far Oilers, Ari, Buf. They all have good quality young players but not enough Vets to support them. If you dont have quality vets to start your rebuild. You need to try to trade for it. To turn this rebuild into cup contender. You need to have 5 or 6 high quality forward up fronts. 3 or 4 D on the backend. So around 10 pieces. Free agency is to hard to ge those pieces. Not possible in getting 10 quality pieces at the draft unless you want rebuild for almost 10 years. However then the earlier 1st round picks are going to leaving their prime soon and window for the cup will not be that long.. Canucks have three main pieces upfront already with Horvat, Pettersson, Boeser. You want to window to be cup contender as long as possible. Horvat is already 23. Let's say Canucks only depend on the draft to get the quality players. Maybe it takes 4 or 5 years. So at that point Horvat is going to leave his Prime in a few years. Look at Hawks. Hawks had a 10 year stretch of being a cup contender with minor retool in between. Reason for that Hawks are competitive team when Kane and Toews were 20 years old.