NHL Rumors: Bad Returns Expected For 4 Canucks

Seeing as the Vancouver Canucks appear to be willing to move almost anyone on their roster, it may result in some bad returns. The players they are hoping to move are either overpaid, underperforming, or both. That is a reason why they've been an average to below-average team the past number of seasons.

To once again try to re-tool and free up cap space, Thomas Drance and Rick Dhaliwal said that the Canucks would consider taking bad returns on Tyler Myers, Tanner Pearson, Conor Garland, or Brock Boeser to clear up cap. The latter two, Garland and Boeser, could be used to bring in a player in a similar position, but Myers and Pearson don't have the youth and skill for the Canucks to pull that off with them.

All four of those players are considered overpaid. Myers has a cap hit of $6 million AAV through 2023-24, Pearson has a cap hit of $3.25 million AAV through 2023-24, Garland has a cap hit of $4.95 million AAV through 2025-26, and Boeser has a cap hit of $6.65 million AAV through 2024-25. That's over $20 million that could be spent somewhere else. Ideally, the Canucks wouldn't want to retain any of that money and would likely only be able to pull that off with bad returns.

I think it is necessary for the Canucks at this point and for the team to stop overpaying players. Until these can happen, the Canucks are stuck where they are.

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