TheGuardian_ Posted November 22, 2017 Share Posted November 22, 2017 It is not a matter of players to trade it is a matter of cap space. It is not a matter of available contracts left (under 50). If there were any deals the Canucks are hamstrung by the cap. They can't use available cap space to enhance a trade or to take back more salary than giving out. They have more veterans than can even allowed play in the AHL already so they can't trade and bury a contract. While any deal can be worked out for the Canucks this has become similar to passing a physics test. The other consideration is what management's actual plans are? The signing of so many vets make you wonder if there is a plan to move most at the TDL or set up for a playoff run. If it is the TDL idea then what they do now shouldn't matter because they are rebuilding, so while it may require a physics test type effort they should try. It doesn't matter who they trade with under the new playoff format unlees they are still thinking old school in which case there are 15 teams they will not trade with, that is not a good plan. Lets say Edmonton did offer up JP and enough assets to do a trade and they want a goalie and Tanev/Edler. Try to work that out so both teams are not cap crunched over the next few years, well Edmonton anyway. Even any deal with Montreal before TDL day becomes a math equation. The more parts to any deal the less likely for it to happen and for the Canucks I think they are at the point of just sitting back and watching unless some team offers multiple draft picks and can add a few million to their cap, so that eliminates many teams. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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