Canucks Rumors: Vancouver "Most Active In Trying To Trade" One Player

The Vancouver Canucks are facing significant salary cap constraints as they approach the offseason, prompting them to actively explore trade options for winger Conor Garland.

With the team heading into free agency over the cap, shedding Garland's contract has become a top priority.

Despite a decent performance in the 2022-23 season, where he recorded 17 goals and 46 points in 81 games, Garland comes with a relatively expensive $4.95 million cap hit until the 2025-26 season.

The Canucks recognize the urgency of creating financial flexibility and have been engaged in trade discussions with various teams.

However, they have encountered challenges as other teams demand additional assets in return for acquiring Garland. The team's sixth-place finish in the Pacific Division further amplifies their need to alleviate salary cap constraints and explore potential trades involving valuable draft picks.

Over his five-year career, the 27-year-old has amassed 83 goals and 194 points across 322 games played.

While Garland's skills and potential contributions on the ice make him an attractive asset, the Canucks must carefully navigate these trade negotiations to find a suitable deal that allows them to shed salary and create much-needed cap space for future roster moves.

Contenders such as the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, and Seattle Kraken have emerged as potential trade partners for the Canucks. Photo Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports