3 Players Canucks Could Trade Next

The Vancouver Canucks are in a weird spot. They continue to make moves to try to win, but it doesn't work for the most part. They added more over the course of the last year, but are at the cap and will be needing to make decisions on some players soon. They could be in contention at the trade deadline or needing to sell. If they are sellers, there are more options for them that open up to move. Let's take a look at who the team could trade next.

Brock Boeser

Brock Boeser's name has been in and out of the rumor mill for some time now. He struggles to stay healthy for an entire season, isn't the best defensively, but can score and produce offensively for the most part. He has been up and down the lineup, but is a top-six winger. He has two years left on his deal before he becomes a UFA and some think that he won't make it to the end of his contract in Vancouver. With cap retention, he is definitely a potential trade candidate later this season or next offseason if things don't go right again.

Conor Garland

Conor Garland hasn't exactly fit into Vancouver as the team would have hoped when they acquired him two years ago. He hasn't produced at a high of a pace as when he was with the Arizona Coyotes, but his role also isn't as large. He is a middle-six winger, but it looks like he could slot in as a third liner this season. He is money they would ideally like to move for the role he plays. The trade deadline could be a potential time to see him go. He has three years left at just under $5 million AAV.

Elias Pettersson

Rumors have started flying after Elias Pettersson said that he doesn't want to discuss a contract during the season. Fortunately for the Canucks, he's not a UFA, only a RFA. Regardless, he will still have to be paid, and a significant amount if he has an even better season and continues to improve. The Canucks won't have any issue paying him, it's just a matter of if he wants to stick around long-term. He's seen how the organization is run and they seem to be caught in a loop. He would be a big piece to move and it would change the complexion of the team, setting them back more than likely. This wouldn't happen to the offseason, but is a possibility.

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