Canucks Rumors: Goalie Could Be On The Move

The Vancouver Canucks are actively exploring the possibility of trading one of their goaltenders in the near future.

Casey DeSmith, with his strong connections to key figures in the organization like Jim Rutherford and Patrik Allvin from their time together in Pittsburgh, is a leading candidate to remain with the team, according to Mark Easson.

This familiarity adds value to DeSmith's presence on the Canucks' roster.

Last season, the 31-year-old DeSmith recorded a .905 save percentage, 3.17 GAA, and a 33-15-6 record.

However, this potential decision to retain DeSmith could pave the way for Spencer Martin to become available for trade.

Last season, the 28-year-old Martin posted an ugly .871 SV%, 3.99 GAA, and a 27-11-15 record across 29 games played.

With several NHL teams expected to seek trades for their third-string goaltenders in the next week to avoid waivers, the Canucks may proactively explore trade opportunities.

This strategic approach not only helps Vancouver fine-tune their goaltending situation but also opens the door to potential asset acquisition or addressing other roster needs.

As the trade market for goaltenders unfolds, the Canucks' goaltending situation remains one to watch closely. Photo Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports