Hurricanes are hot on Horvat and here's the potential return

Felip Gosselin
January 20, 2023  (10:14)

Carolina has a deeper prospect pool than the Bruins and Avalanche and the way they're playing this season, they have to be considered as contenders for the cup. Adding experience, leadership and the scoring ability Horvat brings to the table would definitely take the team to the next level.

The Canucks have already been cleared on the subject they are looking for a three asset-package in which we'd have a young NHL centerman a right-handed defenseman and a draft pick in return for their captain. Many insiders have reported that the talks had increased in regards to a potential Horvat trade and Friedman added on it as well on his most recent 32 Thoughts podcast:
"Some teams have stepped up [on Bo trade] and indicated they're serious. Seattle is in it, and Minnesota is in it only as a rental. Boston, but not easy for them. I think NJ might be. I haven't heard of Colorado. Carolina doesn't do rentals but I won't discount them."

It's not the first time the Canes have been involved in rumors surrounding Horvat and what makes them different from the other contenders, is that not only do they have what it takes to pay the price. They also have the money to sign him long-term with Staal's and Pacioretty's contracts coming off their books.
To this point the Hurricanes still have their 2023 1st Round Pick and here are the returns the Canucks should aim for:
Scott Morrow
6-foot-2 right-shot defenceman Scott Morrow would pique Vancouver's interest. The 20-year-old blueliner has 20 points in 22 NCAA games this season. He was the Canes' 2nd Round Pick in 2021 and has developed quite nicely since then as a good puck-moving defenseman. He currently plays for the University of Massassuchets and could be making the jump to the NHL as soon as the collegiate season ends.
Seth Jarvis
Jarvis has proven that he belongs to the NHL, hes spent most of the last two years on the Hurricanes' top line, though he has yet to live up to his full offensive potential. The Canes have not been given an opportunity to fully this side with their high ambitions and their loaded top 3. If he were given a proper chance he could definitely blow up. He was the 13th overall pick in 2020 and can play both wing and center.
Jack Drury
Chris Drury's nephew was selected by the Canes with the 42nd picks of the 2018 Draft. He's definitely a young stud that has suffered from Carolina's depth down the middle. He had a few opportunities on the 3rd and 4th line to make up for injuries, but he's never gotten the chance to prove himself on Carolina's top lines. A change of scenery would definitely help the young man grow to the offensive potential he's shown in the AHL where he's cumulated 62 points in 84 games over the last two years.
The Hurricanes have a deep enough prospect pool to make a blockbuster trade when comes the deadline. They're also known to not trade for rentals since they have the cap room pursuing Horvat for a long time would make sense for them especially since they have not replaced the void left open by Vincent Trocheck when he left for New York.
Do you believe the Canucks should consider two of these prospect if they were matched with a pick? Or should they aim even higher?

SOURCE: Daily Hive
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