I don't think any of us were expecting any blockbuster announcement from the Canucks today but I am a little surprised that Salo wasn't signed. I highly doubt there is any concern with his signing elsewhere so it could be nothing more than getting ready for the more critical action tomorrow morning and waiting to see what they can afford to pay him. Torres and Higgins are definitely on the back burner and both may well have played their last game for Vancouver. I doubt they would commit any salary to the three above before they see if any of their desired upgrades come to fruition. Here's what I think will happen tomorrow. As soon as open season is declared, the Canucks will sign Scottie Upshall. Shortly thereafter, they will announce that Salo has agreed to a one year contract for less than $2 million. The size of Upshall's contract will make signing both Higgins and Torres too expensive so they will just sign Torres and Higgins will have to look elsewhere. Where Gillis will catch us by surprise is when he pulls off a major trade for a defenseman. Depending on how much Cap space is created in the trade, Gillis' final moves will be to strengthen the fourth line, either as part of the fore mentioned trade or through free agency. In all, I expect the Canucks to be very busy tomorrow. They were quiet today for a reason.