NHL Rumors: 2 Canadian Teams Open to Three-Way Trades

The trade season is upon us as we have one week until the 2023 deadline. There's been a flurry of trades already and more specifically three-way deals. The third-party broker is allowing for teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs to acquire Ryan O'Reilly and his $7.5 million cap hit, but it's only costing the Leafs $1.87 million against their books. 

The Minnesota Wild have been active so far as a third-party team in trade talks, and we know the Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes are also up for helping out financially. Turns out two more teams have been named as interested in becoming a third-party brokers - Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks.

Both teams are in the midst of a retool and are expected to be active ahead of the deadline. It will be mostly as sellers as they look to ship off their pending rentals for some trade assets. However, both teams are open to moving players with term left on their contracts including Brock Boeser and Mike Hoffman.

Look for the trade talks to pick up in a major way this weekend and watch out for three-way deals involving the Habs and Canucks.

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