LATEST | Insider shares new information about failed Canucks-Sharks trade involving Tyler Myers

Published September 26, 2023 at 5:16 PM

Earlier this summer, there were reports out there suggesting that the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks were in talks on a potential trade involving Tyler Myers and Kevin Labanc.

Ultimately, the potential deal between the two teams didn't go through and many thought that Myers would have been traded regardless, whether that be to San Jose or another team once his bonus was paid on September 15. That also never happened and it looks like Myers will be staying with the Canucks for the time being.

It was also unclear if there was going to be any more pieces involved, such as draft picks and/or prospects, but on Monday, insider Frank Seravalli shared some new information about the proposed Myers-Labanc trade.

Seravalli said that the deal would have been 1-for-1, but the Canucks decided not to move Myers and if there season goes south, he could be traded by the deadline in March.

"Yeah, so they spoke a number of times and had something on the table. I believe it was a straight up Tyler Myers for Kevin Labanc. It was a, you take a contract you're unhappy with for a contract we're unhappy with. The upside for the Canucks was that they'd save a little bit on the cap and the upside for the Sharks is they'd potentially save a little cash."

After Sekeres and Price mentioning that the Sharks would've had a right-shot defenceman to flip at the deadline, Seravalli added, "But the Canucks are like 'wait a second, we could just have that for ourselves, if we don't have the season we want.'"

Myers, 33, has one-year remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $6 million, although he's only owed $1 million because he had his $5 million bonus paid on September 15th. Myers' contract also includes a modified no-trade clause with a ten-team no-trade list, which could complicate things later in the year if things go south and Allvin looks to move him ahead of the March 8th deadline.

In Kevin Labanc, the Canucks would have gotten a 27-year-old winger who had a bounce back year in 2022-23 after missing the majority of the previous season with a shoulder injury that required surgery. Labanc is under contract for one more year at $4.725 million AAV.

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LATEST | Insider shares new information about failed Canucks-Sharks trade involving Tyler Myers

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