3 Potential Trade Destinations for Canucks Thatcher Demko

The Vancouver Canucks have started their fire sale and the fun is just beginning. Bo Horvat is now a New York Islander and the trade talks continue in Vancouver as several players are expected to be moved before the March 3 trade deadline, including goaltender Thatcher Demko. Here's three potential trade destinations for the Canucks number one netminder:

Pittsburgh Penguins

There's been a lot of talk about the Penguins having serious interest in Demko. They don't have Tristan Jarry signed past this season and a potential swap could take place between the two clubs. Jarry is from B.C and is likely to re-sign with the Canucks, meanwhile the Penguins would be replacing an oft-injured goalie with another oft-injured goalie. 

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres are rumored to be interested in either Demko or John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks. Demko is the cheaper of the two options as the Sabres look to secure a legitimate long-term starter for their crease. The Canucks netminder is signed through the 2025-26 season at $5 million and does not hold any trade protection. He'd certainly boost the Sabres chances of making the playoffs, once he gets back healthy that is.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators are open to just about anything. Starter Cam Talbot is a pending unrestricted free agent and this could be a way for the Sens to secure a long-term starter. The move would allow the Canucks to save some money and still have some decent depth in their crease. For Ottawa, they are still holding out hope they may make the playoffs this season and if Demko is back to his Vezina-nominee form, there's a chance for a storybook ending to the Sens season.

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