Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm.
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LATEST | Elias Lindholm headed to the Canucks: An analyst makes his trade proposal

Published January 29, 2024 at 11:03
BY COOPER GODIN
     
Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm is going to be a hot commodity over the next month as the trade deadline approaches, with several teams already reportedly interesting in trading for him, including the Vancouver Canucks.

The reported price for Elias Lindholm is high, as many would have expected, with the Calgary Flames wanting at least a first-round pick and prospect in return.

In a post on The Athletic on Monday, Corey Pronman and Julian McKenzie have their trade proposals for Elias Lindholm to six different teams, with the Canucks being an interesting one.

Julian McKenzie was tasked with coming up with a trade proposal for the Canucks and Flames regarding Lindholm and it's safe to say that what Vancouver would send to Calgary in scenario may not go over very well with the fan base.


McKenzie said that in this scenario, the Calgary Flames would acquire Andrei Kuzmenko, Nils Hoglander and a 2024 first-round pick for Elias Lindholm.

"Andrei Kuzmenko and Nils Hoglander have both been the subject of trade rumors. If the Flames got both, they'd make their team younger. But they wouldn't immediately address their need for a center. I'm not sure if this package would entice the Flames compared to the other ones pitched here, even if they get a 2024 first-round pick." McKenzie said.

With the way Lindholm has played this season, only scoring nine goals in 49 games, that may be too much to pay for someone who is a pending unrestricted free agent and they could opt to shift their attention elsewhere. While, like McKenzie said, Kuzmenko and Hoglander have been in trade rumours this season, it's more likely they would be packaged together for a bigger piece, such as Jake Guentzel of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Source: Julian McKenzie - The Athletic
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