LATEST | Insider gives an important update on the Conor Garland trade talks and the Ethan Bear sweepstakes

Published November 3, 2023 at 7:53 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

It's been confirmed over and over the Canucks have been shopping Conor Garland, and they've been trying to upgrade their defensive core.

INSIDER UPDATES ON THE LATEST

Rick Dhaliwal talked about the subject on today's episode of Donnie and Dhali, he gave an exciting update on the issue, and it gives us a much more precise portrait of the Canucks' intentions moving forward:

‘' It has gone quiet around
Garland. Teams believe he's a $3M
player & Canucks believe he's a $4M
player. Vancouver wants to shed the cap and add a defender with a Garland trade. They are still in on Bear & will still be even if they acquire a D before that. ‘'




Garland's current cap hit stands at $4.95M, it was suggested that the Canucks were ready to retain some salary on the diminutive format winger, but talks aren't going anywhere.

ETHAN BEAR COMING BACK TO THE CANUCKS?

Early reports suggested that the Bear's injury would be healed and he'd be ready to return in December. Will the Canucks make room to sign him then?

The Canucks seem to have found a gem in Mark Friedman. Would Ethan Bear be a significant upgrade alongside Ian Cole? Would Tyler Myers fall back to the 7th Defenseman? Talks are about to heat up, and tough calls are about to be made!
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LATEST | Insider gives an important update on the Conor Garland trade talks and the Ethan Bear sweepstakes

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