Vancouver Canucks' Best Trade Of The Past Year

The Vancouver Canucks have made a lot of trades over the past year, but there are two to decide between as the best. While they were in a position to trade players away since the team wasn't making the postseason this year, they also took advantage and helped shape what their team is going to look like next season.

The Canucks kicked off the trade deadline season at the end of January and moved Bo Horvat to the New York Islanders for Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty, and a first round pick. 25 percent of Horvat's contract was retained, but that only made the return better for the Canucks and didn't hurt them this season. While Horvat has struggled offensively compared to how he played with the Canucks, Beauvillier has more goals and points than Horvat since the trade while the Canucks also have a top forward prospect and first round pick to show for it on top of that.

The other deal that the Canucks should love is acquiring young stud defenceman Filip Hronek from the Detroit Red Wings at the trade deadline. Though this was unexpected, it was also welcomed as the 25-year-old is having a career year. He is under contract for a good price for the value he adds in the offensive zone. He has nine goals and 39 points in 64 games and it cost the Canucks a first and a second round pick to have him under contract for a full season and a bit while being a RFA at the end of next season. The Canucks also got a fourth round pick on top of that.

This is a tough decision to make as both look to be very good for the Canucks. Seeing as the Horvat deal involved a player that would have had to be overpaid or hit free agency and actually got the Canucks three good assets, that's our winner.

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