Quinn Hughes Not Happy With Management's Latest Decision

Published February 22, 2023 at 1:50 PM

Ever since the Vancouver Canucks traded away their captain Bo Horvat last month, fans have been wondering what other moves were coming ahead of the NHL's trade deadline day.

One player that's been garnishing plenty of attention is Canucks' defenceman Luke Schenn. The 33-year-old has been discussed as possible trade bait for the Canucks but the thoughts of trading him weren't welcomed by all. There was rumors where the Canucks were thinking of re-signing Schenn, but that appears to not be happening after they announced he was made a healthy scratch ahead of Tuesday's game vs the Nashville Predators.

It was clear after losing to the Predators that Schenn will leave a massive hole on the Canucks defence, and some aren't happy with the management's decision. Including Canucks Defenceman Quinn Hughes.

Hughes logged 30:11 of ice time Tuesday and finished with two assists but seemed off without his linemate.

He would voice his displeasure after the game about Schenn's imminent departure saying:

"He's a guy I care about because he's a great teammate, a great person, and he's a winner. I don't just say that because he won two Cups with Tampa, I say that because of the way he carries himself day in and day out. He's a good person, he's a good teammate and he sticks up for people in here."

"The closest thing I can compare it to is Chris Tanev leaving the Canucks in free agency. I've seen it before and it sucks, but it's going to shake out how it shakes out and none of us know how it's going to happen."

Trades are unfortunately going to happen no matter if we like them or not, but with Schenn being a good stay at home defenceman and having a very reasonable salary we have to wonder, are the Canucks making a mistake letting him go?
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Quinn Hughes Not Happy With Management's Latest Decision

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