NHL Rumors: Vancouver Canucks to Trade Veteran Goalie

The Vancouver Canucks are open to trading goaltender Jaroslav Halak as the veteran netminder creeps closer to a contract bonus that has implications on next season's salary cap.

The $1.25 million could be enough to steer the Canucks to moving on from Halak, and as Darren Dreger of TSN reports, there would be a long list of interested teams. Halak not only has the games played bonus he will receive an additional $250,000 for posting a save percentage higher than .905. He's currently saving 91.5% of the shots he's facing and in line to cash in.

The Canucks are Thatcher Demko's team so there's not really any debate about who is their #1. The team could fetch a decent return if they moved on from Halak and at this point it's likely they do so.

Expect to see the likes of the Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Detroit Red Wings all have different levels of interest in the 36-year-old. Injuries and expectations will certainly play a factor in the decision. 

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