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MAJOR | Insider confirms a Canuck forward is on the trade block and reveals Allvin's offseason priorities

Published June 21, 2023 at 8:48 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Patrik Allvin is only getting started in repairing the team's former management mistakes. The Oliver Ekman-Larsson buyout is expected only to be the beginning of the new reform in Vancouver. Jim Rutherford said this team needs 'major surgery,' and an insider confirmed the Canucks were not done moving out players and salary cap.

Early reports suggested Allvin could consider moving J.T. Miller or Brock Boeser to shed some cap space. However, it was confirmed by Donnie and Dhali today that Miller and Boeser were expected to remain with the Canucks. However, the same can't be said of Conor Garland, as he is actively being shopped around:

''Despite Ekman-Larsson's buyout easing cap pressure, JT Miller, and Brock Boeser aren't being actively moved while Conor Garland remains on the trade block. Canucks aren't rushing on Elias Pettersson's extension.''

Garland is once the piece taken out of the puzzle. They then continued and listed precisely what would be topping Allvin's priorities once free agency kicks in. The team needs a massive upgrade on their penalty kill, which only increases the team's need for a defensively capable third-line pivot and a defenseman.


''Offseason priorities are penalty killing, a third-line centre & a defenseman.''


The Canucks have been previously linked to the most recent Stanley Cup Winner, Ivan Barbashev, who perfectly fits the bill for the Canucks. However, it may come in as an expensive target due to his most recent playoff success. On the blue-line, Noah Hanifin seems like a natural fit for the Canucks if he wishes to play in Vancouver. The Canucks were also linked to the pending free agent, Carson Soucy, It's expected that the teams will start their movement next Wednesday when the draft starts, but the real thing starts on July 1st once free-agency opens up.
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