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LATEST | Analyst makes his trade deadline wishlist for the Canucks: We're in for a treat

Published January 26, 2024 at 2:09 PM
It feels like the 2023-24 National Hockey League season has gone by quite quickly and for the Vancouver Canucks, it's been a campaign to remember thus far.

The Canucks sit first in the Pacific Division and Western Conference with a record of 32-11-5 through 48 games and are in that position thanks to the play of their top players and the depth they added last summer.

With the trade deadline just over a month away, the Canucks will be very busy as they look to add for a potential run to the Stanley Cup Final in June and on Friday, The Athletic's Harman Dayal and Thomas Drance identified what a perfect trade deadline would look like for Patrik Allvin and his group.

Dayal and Drance first mention that the Canucks' top priority is acquiring a top-six forward and among the names that have been thrown around in recent weeks include Elias Lindholm, Jake Guentzel and Adam Henrique.

The second point they bring up suggests that the Canucks should only part with one of their top prospect if they get a star player in return, something all fans can agree on. If the Canucks are to move someone like Jonathan Lekkerimaki or Tom Willander, they must get a star player on a good contract with term, Dayal and Drance say.

Later on in their article, Dayal and Drance mention that the Canucks should add one more depth defenceman, ideally someone who is a puck mover. There should be plenty of veteran, depth defenceman available in the coming weeks, so if Patrik Allvin does decide to add one, there certainly won't be a shortage of them on the market.

It's going to be interesting to see what the Canucks do leading up to March 8th and if Patrik Allvin is able to add a top-six forward, as well as a depth defenceman.

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LATEST | Analyst makes his trade deadline wishlist for the Canucks: We're in for a treat

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