Vancouver Canucks to explode the trade market

The Vancouver Canucks have been the center of many trade speculations this season involving players such as Chris Tanev, rookie sensation Brock Boeser and even the Sedins, but nothing ever sticked.

Mike Halford of the Athletic has went into detail into what the Vancouver Canucks can offer to help with their rebuild. With both Jacob Markstrom and Anders Nilsson between the pipes and being consistent and top goaltending prospect Thatcher Demko being a brick wall in the AHL. It goes to show that the former Stanley Cup contending team are doing pretty well for themselves for goaltending. Unlike other teams such as the Vegas Golden Knights who are using their 5th goaltender this season.

However, the Canucks have been consistent inconsistently so far this season, winning when they're supposed to lose and losing when they're supposed to win. Their top scorer is rookie sensation Brock Boeser with 7 goals and 17 points in 17 games so far this season and Bo Horvat who is trailing behind his teammate with 16 points this season.

With their goaltending somewhat very decent compared to other teams, if they were to trade either Jacob Markstrom or Anders Nilsson, how much would they be able to salvage? Demko is somewhat untouchable since he could be the future of Vancouver alongside Bo Horvat, Brock Boeser and even Ben Hutton. Let's say hypothetically, the Canucks are offered a first rounder for Nilsson, of course they'd jump at the chance of that sort of trade since they'd have Demko who might be NHL-ready by next season.

With the movements of Antti Niemi, Malcolm Subban, Louis Domingue and Calvin Pickard earlier this season, the goaltending position has been the position where there's been the most movements this season so far.

The coming deadline, the Canucks could surprise us all with the trades they come up with. With stipulations that either Tanev or Erik Gudbranson could be traded before the deadline, that may give the Canucks what they need to become the predator instead of the prey.

So far this season, the Canucks are tied for 19th position in the League with the Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks and the Dallas Stars with 21 points in 20 points.