Trade Watch: 3 Vancouver Canucks Trade Candidates

The Vancouver Canucks appear to be a mess this season. From management calling out the players for not being structured or accountable, to the team on the ice performing poorly to start the 2022-23 campaign. The Canucks sit with a 4-7-3 record on the season and if the struggles continue, expect to see the foundation blown up in Vancouver:

Bo Horvat

The pending free agent Captain of the Canucks is on the trade radar of a number of teams. He's a solid two-way player who makes a reasonable $5.5 million against the cap hit. Horvat would fetch the Canucks a huge return, even with him only being a rental at this point. He's recorded 12 goals and 16 points in 14 games this season and is certainly one of the only bright spots. The Detroit Red Wings are the team to watch here as they've circled the Canucks before on the asking price and are very interested in acquiring and signing Horvat long term.

Tyler Myers

A number of teams need right-handed defenseman and there aren't many with a bigger presence than Tyler Myers. The 6-foot-8 blueliner is signed through next season at $6 million and holds a 10-team no trade list. We've seen in the past, normally when defenseman get moved with another year left it costs the acquiring team roughly two draft picks and a prospect. Expect much of the same here for Myers.

Conor Garland

One player the new management regime has tried to move the most...Conor Garland. He was signed to a long-term extension before the likes of Patrik Allvin and Jim Rutherford took over and it sounds like that would not have been the case had they'd already been in their new jobs. Garland is on the smaller side and even though his work ethic is off the charts, it hasn't been an easy transition for him with the Canucks. He's signed for three more seasons at just under $5 million and so far this season has recorded three goals and eight points in 13 games. Expect Garland to be moved, as he's the most likely Canuck to be traded this season.

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