REPORT | Insider confirms the Canucks are aggressive on the trade market: Trade coming soon?

Published September 18, 2023 at 3:56 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

There's no question that the Vancouver Canucks would like to shed some salary ahead of the 2023-24 season and General Manager Patrik Allvin has been working the phone lines in order to do so.

It's unclear what a potential trade may look like, with names like Tyler Myers and Tanner Pearson being thrown around, but it's possible that a deal could be done relatively soon.

Rick Dhaliwal of 'Donnie & Dhali' shared that the Canucks are aggressively trying to make a trade to move out cap space.

"I think the Canucks are aggressively trying to make a trade right now. Trying to move a body to create cap space." Dhaliwal said.



According to CapFriendly, the Vancouver Canucks are currently $4.9 million over the NHL's salary cap and will need to become compliant by opening night in October.

As mentioned, two names that Patrik Allvin could move are Tyler Myers and Tanner Pearson. Myers has one year remaining on his contract and will become a UFA on July 1st, 2024. While his cap hit for the 2023-24 season is $6 million, $5 million of that was a signing bonus that was handed out on September 15th. Myers' contract also includes a modified no-trade clause.

Pearson, 31, also has one year remaining on his deal with a cap hit of $3.25 million and if he proves during training camp that he's 100% healthy and ready to contribute, he could become an intriguing middle-six option for teams around the National Hockey League.

Which player should the Canucks try and move before opening night - Tyler Myers or Tanner Pearson? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

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REPORT | Insider confirms the Canucks are aggressive on the trade market: Trade coming soon?

Which player should the Canucks move to create cap space?

Tyler Myers20724.9 %
Tanner Pearson9411.3 %
Both, if it's possible49359.3 %
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