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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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Don't mind Zucker, but wouldn't move Virtanen for him simply because his production peaked on a contract year and then dipped back down after his big deal, so there's some concern if he's more on the expensive side for a 2nd liner.

 

If Columbus wants Sutter for Wennberg, I'd take it and run despite Wennberg's numbers of late. I feel like Wennberg may just be like a William Karlsson after joining a new team or like a Elias Lindholm.

 

As for Goldobin, we would maintain his rights if he goes to the KHL anyway, so it's up to him if he's given up on his NHL dream. I'm sure there would be some team our there that would take him on as a project.

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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 has a lot of speed and had 33 goals and 64 points just a season ago.  His 10-team no trade list kicks in on 1 July so Fenton will probably want to get something done before that.
 

The Wild have too many bodies up front and need to clear spots.  Don't think they'd want a roster forward for Zucker but rather picks/prospects.  Fenton has been talking of needing to re-build the farm given the amount of picks that were traded under Fletcher.   

 

Fenton was shipping Zucker out for Frolik and a pick at the TDL.  Apparently not even a 1st round pick.  The deal fell apart on the Calgary end.  


I think the principle of the trade was the pick and not Frolik with the Wild seeing it more as a way to move on from Zucker.  My guess is Frolik would have been bought out by the Wild - it's a 2.3M then 1M buyout cap hit which is manageable. 


The Wild have already identified Greenway, Fiala, Donato, Eriksson Ek and Kunin as their new core.  They are expected to have prominent roles in the top-9 next season.  They already have Staal, Parise and Koivu to complement them leaving only 1 spot open in the top-9 after they move Zucker. 

 

Owner Leopold says that making the playoffs is an obligation so it seems likely that that final spot is going to be for a proven goal scorer rather than another developing player.  

 

Leopold says they will spend to the cap.  They plan to be active in free agency with Anders Lee possibly their top target - he's from Edina where several players live and they play the Beauty League together in the summer.  Another option is Brock Nelson who is from Burnsville which is 30min from the X.

 

If they get Lee or Nelson for their top-9 all the spots are taken and they still have Rask who will end up on their 4th line.  They've also signed Nico Sturm who drew interest from all 31 teams and is apparently NHL ready.  That's crowded.  They also have Foligno and JT Brown.

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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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8 hours ago, Trebreh said:

if JB could ship out Eriksson AND Sutter this summer, give him an extension on the spot!

 

 

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. 

 

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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. 

 

 

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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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Aaaah Burke once again displaying his lack of any originality while regurgitating the thoughts of actual hockey pundits and poo-pooing the value of defensive players like Sutter as they don't fit in his tiny little ANnnaalllIItyykkkZZZ box :bored:

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