3 Trade Destinations For Blue Jackets' Andrew Peeke

The Columbus Blue Jackets found out how many defenders in their system are able to play in the NHL last season, and then the team went and acquired both Damon Severson and Ivan Provorov. This created a massive logjam that the Blue Jackets haven't taken care of yet. It seems like someone who shouldn't be on the outside is, and that's Andrew Peeke. Many teams could use him, but we're going to look at three of the top potential destinations.

Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers will still be without Aaron Ekblad and Brandon Montour for at least another month and their right side is very weak at the moment. They continue to struggle in their own end, and that's where Peeke excels. He is a cheap option that could easily slide down to the third pairing come December, and can play higher in the lineup as he showed last season.

Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers continue to have a problem on their right side. Cody Ceci just doesn't pair well with Darnell Nurse and the sixth defensive spot has been alternating between Philip Broberg and Vincent Desharnais. Peeke is more seasoned, doesn't have a huge cap hit, and could be a solid partner for Nurse to give the Oilers more strength in their own end. That is what they need, but the cap will have to be worked around somehow. He has been on the Oilers' radar since last season.

Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are trying to trade Conor Garland, but with that, they are trying to get a defensemen back in return. The Blue Jackets have been linked to the Canucks for this reason and it would make a lot of sense to make a deal involving Garland and Peeke. Tyler Myers will be gone after this season and Peeke has three years left on his deal and can defend well.

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