NHL Rumors: Canucks Planning On Buying Out Players In Offseason

As the Vancouver Canucks try to change up their roster in order to finally have sustained success, there appears to be buyouts on the way in the offseason. How many buyouts remains to be seen with what the team does at the trade deadline, but this news comes from Rick Dhaliwal.

There are a number of players that are likely headed out of town, but then there will be some players the Canucks won't be able to trade. It would be far too expensive for the team to buy out Oliver Ekman-Larsson with four years remaining on his contract with a cap hit for the Canucks at $7.27 million AAV and a total cap hit of $8.25 million AAV. The way he's played since arriving in Vancouver also hasn't helped the team or his value if they thought about trading him.

The players that I can see being bought out in the offseason are Tyler Myers and Tanner Pearson. Myers has one more year on his contract at $6 million AAV and has a 10-team no-trade list which could make trading him tougher. Pearson also has one year left on his deal after this season with a cap hit of $3.25 million AAV. He has a seven-tea no-trade clause which could also make things a bit difficult considering the 30-year-old has one goal and five points in just 14 games this season.

The Canucks need a major shakeup with their team and the coming trades and buyouts are going to allow them to do so. $2.4 million in dead cap also comes off the books this season from Braden Holtby and Jake Virtanen.

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