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MAJOR | Allvin has identified the player he wants to move: Now gauging the cost of this transaction

Published May 9, 2023 at 7:34 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Ever since Jim Rutherford and Patrik Allvin took over the team's management, one of their top priorities had been to shed some cap and along the way drop some of the contracts Jim Benning had previously awarded players.

Frank Seravalli was on Sportsnet650 earlier today and revealed the player the Canucks had been trying the hardest to move, Conor Garland. While there were reports earlier in the season suggesting that he'd be a potential buy-out candidate, the Nucks are now gauging the potential cost of moving Garland along with his contract and the long-term on it.

The small-format winger is signed for three more years at a $4.95M AAV, he collected 46 points through 81 games this year along with a -5 rating. While some may have thought that Garland held some value on the trade market, it appears to be quite the contrary as it was suggested that teams were expecting high picks for players with terms on their contracts.

''I think a lot of the focus has been on moving Conor Garland. Teams want high picks to take players with term''




The Canucks have two 3rd round selections and three 4th round selections in the upcoming draft and by the looks of it, they may have to sacrifice one of these picks in order to move the Winger.

Allvin will be facing quite the dilemma moving forward, but in order to acquire the much-needed 3rd line centerman or even defensemen, shedding some cap space is the first step of it all.
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MAJOR | Allvin has identified the player he wants to move: Now gauging the cost of this transaction

What's the Canucks best play here?

Keep him along43543.1 %
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Pay the pick to move him out44644.2 %
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