Vancouver Canucks prospects Jonathan Lekkerimaki & Tom Willander.
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LATEST | Important development regarding Lekkerimaki & Willander on the trade market

Published January 22, 2024 at 1:09 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
     
The NHL's trade deadline for the 2023-24 season is quickly approaching and the Canucks are expected to be very active as they seek a top-six forward and help on the blueline.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman recently reported that the Canucks could go all in at the deadline and it appears that will be the case. However, a pair of their top prospects won't be in play unless the Canucks get a big name player in return who has term.

On the 32 Thoughts podcast, Friedman said that the Canucks don't want to trade Jonathan Lekkerimaki or Tom Willander, but could come into play, as mentioned above, if they are in on a big name player with term.

However, Friedman did add that the Canucks' 2024 first-round pick is available, which could land them a solid piece ahead of March 8th.


"I don't think they want to trade Lekkerimäki or Willander. If you're trading for a good player with term that's when you start getting into those types of conversations...They're willing to do the 1st rounder" Friedman said.

It's certainly going to be interesting to see what Patrik Allvin and his group are able to do before the deadline, with names like Jake Guentzel and Elias Lindholm, among others, potentially available, both of whom would be strong additions to the Canucks' top-six forward group.

If the Canucks are presented with an opportunity to add a big name player with term, should they consider moving Jonathan Lekkerimaki or Tom Willander? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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LATEST | Important development regarding Lekkerimaki & Willander on the trade market

Should the Canucks move Lekkerimaki or Willander if they get a big name player with term in return?

Yes11211 %
No, keep them, they're big pieces for the future64863.5 %
Unsure/depends on the player20119.7 %
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