MAJOR | Canucks had an offer on the table and missed an opportunity to buy low on a top-end defenseman

Published March 20, 2023 at 6:50 PM

Out of all the trade talks that take place, only 2% make it to the end and actually take place. GMs are constantly facing tough calls and in every trade, someone comes ahead.

The Canucks traded in July 2021 a 3rd Round Selection which sent Jason Dickison to the Canucks. Earlier in 2022, Allvin then agreed to a trade with the Blackhawks that didn't age well. He sent Jason Dickinson along with a 2nd Round Selection in order to acquire Riley Stillman. Stillman was eventually sent to Buffalo in return for Josh Bloom.

Thomas Drance was on Canucks Talk today and made quite the revelation about what the Canucks could have fetched at the Expansion Draft with that same pick. We know the Canucks' defensive core wasn't one to shine in the Boudreau days and even now with the defensemen aren't that much better, they're just playing under a system better suited for their skills.

Drance's statement will shock a lot of people since the Canucks had the opportunity to acquire the then, 23 year-old up and coming defenseman, Vince Dunn:

''Vince Dunn was available to the Canucks for the pick they gave up for Jason Dickinson ahead of the expansion draft and the organization didn't have an interest.''

Vince Dunn, a left-handed defenseman, now has 57 points in 69 games in Seattle. Described as a defenseman who excels in a system where puck possession is key, he's grown into an excellent 2-way defender. He surely would've fit in nicely on the second pair between Quinn Hughes. Instead the Canucks went ahead and acquired Oliver Ekman-Larsson just a few days later.

SOURCE: Canucks Talk
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MAJOR | Canucks had an offer on the table and missed an opportunity to buy low on a top-end defenseman

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