NHL Rumors: Canucks In the Market For "Reliable Defensive Partner" For Quinn Hughes

The Vancouver Canucks are currently in the market for a defenseman, actively exploring trade options to bolster their back end and provide vital support for their star blueliner, Quinn Hughes, according to Nick Kypreos.

Rumors suggest that they may consider trading either Brock Boeser or Conor Garland, two prominent forwards, to make this defensive upgrade possible.

Boeser, known for his scoring prowess and lethal shot, has been a key offensive contributor for the Canucks since his NHL debut.

Conor Garland, another fan favorite in Vancouver, is also being considered as a potential trade chip due to his work ethic and ability to create scoring chances.

The team's willingness to potentially part ways with one of these talented forwards underscores their commitment to addressing their defensive concerns and maximizing their potential for a playoff run in the upcoming NHL season.

Canucks fans and NHL enthusiasts alike will be eagerly awaiting further developments as the trade rumors continue to circulate in the quest to strengthen Vancouver's defensive corps. Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports