Craig Button reveals what he'd expect in a Horvat trade

Published December 12, 2022 at 8:13 PM

Contractual talks between the Canucks and Bo Horvat's clan have hit a point of no return according to many insiders. Now that everyone is really confident that he'll be move ahead of the deadline, what should the Canucks aim as a return for their current team captain? Craig Button answers.

Button was on Donnie and Dhalie today talking about the Horvat situation and he shared his point of view regarding the incoming trade.

The analyst went ahead and looked at what he thought were comparable trades. He reffered to the deal that sent Mark Stone from Ottawa to Vegas and the deal that sent Ryan O'Reilly to St. Louis. He's fairly confident that the Canucks can aim for a similar return, which is positive news for the team. ROR at that time, was producing at a similar offensive pace to Horvat's 2021-2022 season.

To Buffalo:
Tage Thompson
1st Round Pick
2nd Round Pick
Patrik Berglund
Vladimir Sobotka

To St. Louis:
Ryan O'reilly

He went on and added that the primary thing they should look for is quality over quantity, aim for top prospect and high picks then go on to draft and develop properly.

This a significant transaction for the Vancouver Canucks.

You can either see the negative or look at the opportunity that's presented to you and build off that momentum. Go Canucks Go!
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Craig Button reveals what he'd expect in a Horvat trade

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