Vancouver Canucks Actively Making Trade Calls

According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Vancouver Canucks have been very active off the ice and continue to look for ways to make a hockey trade. Ideally the Canucks would move forward Conor Garland and his $4.95 million salary through 2025-26, however so far there hasn't been any bites.

Friedman scribes:

Most active team behind the scenes: Vancouver. The Canucks like what they’ve seen so far. Their best players look great. They want to add, and don’t want to toss in sweeteners to do it. A hockey move with the hope to create cap room. When others are ready, they’ll be waiting.

Garland switched agents and it's been no secret the Canucks have given him permission to talk with other teams and work out a deal. GM Patrik Allvin however is not interested in adding anything to the deal as a sweetener and is apparently fine to receive less in return if it means the cap hit is off the books or lessened with the player coming back in return.

Garland has appeared in nine games this season and has only scored once and added one assist. He put up 46 points in 81 games last season and 52 points in 77 games the season before. Certainly decent numbers for a top-nine winger who can play either side.

As for interested teams, the likes of the Nashville Predators, Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Buffalo Sabres all have different levels of interest and have been in contact with Allvin and the Canucks. 

More to come from Van City as a hot start has their management looking to add some more talent to their roster.

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