Vancouver Canucks Have Clear Objective With Next Trade

Vancouver Canucks president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford was recently a guest on the Daily Faceoff podcast with Frank Seravalli and was rather candid when it came to the ideal direction of his roster. From the sounds of it, Canucks fans can expect a big contract or two to be moved this summer.

Rutherford admitted the Canucks are in the business of creating some cap space and look for the team to be involved in just about every type of scenario. Vancouver has several players who are signed long-term with big tickets and most of them carry strong trade value.
While there's been reports of just about everyone on their roster as even the players are getting annoyed with these reports, Rutherford continues to mention he's looking to move out money. Their open for business and have forwards or defensemen who could be shipped out of town. From J.T Miller, Brock Boeser or Tanner Pearson to Oliver Ekman-Larsson or Tyler Myers, Rutherford and company have some interesting assets to use in negotiations.

Teams who could become trade partners with the Canucks include the New Jersey Devils, Arizona Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, and Columbus Blue Jackets. Each team has a ton of cap space to work with this summer, however some specifically the Penguins have their own issues to deal with at the moment instead of helping out Rutherford's familiar face. 

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