Canucks Rumors: 3 Early Season Trade Candidates

The Vancouver Canucks are off to one of their worst starts in franchise history and the worst part may be they've held multi-goal leads in several of their games this season. Head coach Bruce Boudreau is on the hot seat but so too are the players as management has made it clear they will make changes if the struggles continue early on this season. If a shoe drops in the coming weeks, expect to see one of these three Canucks moved:

Conor Garland

Rumored to be involved in several trade scenarios, Conor Garland is the prime trade candidate on the Canucks at the moment. Not a player current management necessarily loves, Garland is a smaller winger who tries to play a heavy game. The 26-year-old has posted five points in the team's first eight games, and will need to continue being an offensive contributor to stay in the lineup. The problem with Garland is if he's not putting up points, he's not doing much on the ice, which won't cut it much longer in Vancouver. He's signed through the 2025-26 season at $4.95 million per season.

Tyler Myers

Considering the Canucks lack of depth on their blueline, you'd think someone like Tyler Myers would be a core piece, however that's not necessarily the case in Vancouver. The towering defenseman holds a modified no-trade clause which protects him against 10 teams of his choice. So far he's managed two assists in six games and once the Canucks' blue line gets healthy, look for Myers trade talk to ramp up.

Tanner Pearson

Another Canucks forward who finds himself as a prime trade candidate, Tanner Pearson could be on the move before the Christmas break. The veteran winger has five points in his first nine games this season and is signed through next season at $3.25 million against the cap. His trade protection only covers seven teams and management will be gauging the market to see if there's interest in the 30-year-old. While the Canucks are not rebuilding, they are re-tooling and have made Pearson available in the past.

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