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[Rumour/Speculation] Canucks trade targets, candidates and Goldobin considering signing in the KHL.

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RECENT CANUCKS TRADE SPECULATION

THE ATHLETIC: During a mailbag segment earlier this month, JD Burke was asked about possible trade targets for the Canucks. He suggested making a pitch for Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker. Pointing to the near-deal that would’ve sent Zucker to the Calgary Flames at the trade deadline for Michael Frolik and a draft pick, he proposes the Canucks offer up Jake Virtanen. He also believes they should target the Edmonton Oilers, assuming they’ll once again screw up their GM search.

Asked which team the Canucks could trade center Brandon Sutter to this summer, he doubts there’s much of a market for the 30-year-old center, who’s signed through 2020-21 with a $4.35-million AAV and also carries a no-trade clause. He speculates the Edmonton Oilers might be interested, depending on who becomes their next GM. He also wonders if the Columbus Blue Jackets would be willing to swap Alexander Wennberg’s contract (signed through 2022-23, $4.9 million AAV) for Sutter’s, or if the New York Islanders might be interested.  

VANCOUVER SUN: Patrick Johnston recently listed Sutter, Virtanen, Nikolay Goldobin, Loui Eriksson, and Ben Hutton as potential Canucks trade candidates. Goldobin’s a restricted free agent who said he wants to stay in Vancouver but Johnston wondered if he’ll get the chance. Eriksson carries a $6 million AAV and was employed on the fourth line this season. He also carries a 15-team no-trade list but could be appealing to budget clubs looking to become cap compliant. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pundits and fans can make suggestions over what moves the Canucks should attempt to make but GM Jim Benning probably has other ideas. If Zucker’s available, the Wild could attempt to drive up his value by getting teams into a bidding war for his services. If so, forget about prying him out of Minnesota with Virtanen.

There could be a market for Sutter or Eriksson among cost-conscious clubs looking to reach the cap minimum. However, those teams will also want a sweetener included in the deal, like a decent draft pick or a good prospect.

The Canucks might not have to worry about re-signing Goldobin. He’s reportedly considering signing with a KHL team this summer.

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Not sure how good the google translate is but

 

“We talked about Ozhiganov and his future return to the KHL many times in our live, only he does not want to and will not be there at CSKA. Goldobin, apparently, will be, and even some interesting lay in the attack. Perhaps Andrigetto, although he was going near Moscow”

 

apparently will be.... he’s made his mind up already? 

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Canucks should offer sheet Johnnson from Toronto . Good piece to our puzzle

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4 hours ago, Drive-By Body Pierce said:

RECENT CANUCKS TRADE SPECULATION

THE ATHLETIC: During a mailbag segment earlier this month, JD Burke was asked about possible trade targets for the Canucks. He suggested making a pitch for Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker. Pointing to the near-deal that would’ve sent Zucker to the Calgary Flames at the trade deadline for Michael Frolik and a draft pick, he proposes the Canucks offer up Jake Virtanen. He also believes they should target the Edmonton Oilers, assuming they’ll once again screw up their GM search.

Asked which team the Canucks could trade center Brandon Sutter to this summer, he doubts there’s much of a market for the 30-year-old center, who’s signed through 2020-21 with a $4.35-million AAV and also carries a no-trade clause. He speculates the Edmonton Oilers might be interested, depending on who becomes their next GM. He also wonders if the Columbus Blue Jackets would be willing to swap Alexander Wennberg’s contract (signed through 2022-23, $4.9 million AAV) for Sutter’s, or if the New York Islanders might be interested.  

VANCOUVER SUN: Patrick Johnston recently listed Sutter, Virtanen, Nikolay Goldobin, Loui Eriksson, and Ben Hutton as potential Canucks trade candidates. Goldobin’s a restricted free agent who said he wants to stay in Vancouver but Johnston wondered if he’ll get the chance. Eriksson carries a $6 million AAV and was employed on the fourth line this season. He also carries a 15-team no-trade list but could be appealing to budget clubs looking to become cap compliant. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pundits and fans can make suggestions over what moves the Canucks should attempt to make but GM Jim Benning probably has other ideas. If Zucker’s available, the Wild could attempt to drive up his value by getting teams into a bidding war for his services. If so, forget about prying him out of Minnesota with Virtanen.

There could be a market for Sutter or Eriksson among cost-conscious clubs looking to reach the cap minimum. However, those teams will also want a sweetener included in the deal, like a decent draft pick or a good prospect.

The Canucks might not have to worry about re-signing Goldobin. He’s reportedly considering signing with a KHL team this summer.

I'm at a loss about this. Goldobin has once said he wanted to stay in Vancouver and considers it "home". Yet, he is mulling over the idea of signing with a KHL team?

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Zucker would be a legit guy for either Pettersson or Horvat. If Frolik and a pick would’ve been all it took for Calgary to get him, would Goldobin and a 2020 2nd  or 3rd be enough?

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2 minutes ago, SILLY GOOSE said:

DO NOT TRADE VIRTANEN

The Wild can't add another roster forward.  They have too many players already as it is.

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Zucker is fine. As long as he is cheap. Given the climate this summer, I wouldn't want him unless it is in fact low on the price front. There are a number of rfas that could be had for a pretty tame number from teams trying to keep their cap in line. I'd rather a Johnsson or Kapanen from Toronto or a Gourde or Cirelli from Tampa. Those that can contribute in points or other areas from teams that have to let them go or risk losing a Point or Marner for nothing. Van has a lot of cap space. These type of deals have paid great dividents for Winnipeg and Carolina. Aqualini can pay, and there is room. Eat some deals to get some good young players in the lineup. Seems to fit with Jimbos MO.

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Well not up to any of us to decide to trade jake or not lol, if JB wants to trade him, than i trust his decision, and if its for zucker, id totally love the idea . 

 

Guess time will tell what JB decides to do/get, but he will be adding some pieces to the puzzle this offseason and others will be packing it up and going elsewere

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6 hours ago, Dazzle said:

I'm at a loss about this. Goldobin has once said he wanted to stay in Vancouver and considers it "home". Yet, he is mulling over the idea of signing with a KHL team?

I want lots of things that I don't get as well.  He's reading the tea leaves

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6 hours ago, Pears said:

Zucker would be a legit guy for either Pettersson or Horvat. If Frolik and a pick would’ve been all it took for Calgary to get him, would Goldobin and a 2020 2nd  or 3rd be enough?

outside of 2017/18 tho he's pretty much Baertschi production-wise, and they're the same size and toughness level. Not sure its worth losing assets to get Zucker when the upgrade difference will be so small, if at all. 

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2 hours ago, Tracksuit said:

Why, Because he managed to fix his own f up. 

So he can hand out more horrendous contracts. 

One more season and one of the franchise worst gms (records prove it) can back his Shyte. 

The only reason he still has job is because nobody wants to work for the owners we have. 

A dummer if bad trades and terrible contracts as Jim tried make his team a first round 4 game wildcard contender like he’s done since he got here and has failed. 

 

The most effective turn for a big ship is a slow one.  

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