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REPORT | Arturs Silovs and the Montreal Canadiens: Trade Proposal emerged

Published September 2, 2023 at 8:20 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The Canucks caught the lucky hand in 2019 when they landed Arturs Silovs in the 6th Round. Since then, he's developed into a heck of a netminder catching the MVP award for the Abbotsford Canucks, along with a historic triumph at the World Championship with the Latvians.

While the Canucks' prospect pool is seen across the league as deficient, their goaltending sure makes up for a lot of it. In a recent article, it was suggested that the Canucks and the Canadiens should consider a trade to fill each other's needs. It's well known that the Habs have yet to figure out their netminding situation at every level of their organization. They do, however, have one of the best prospect depth charts in the league among their skaters due to their recent selections. Here's how they justified this idea:

''Vancouver's prospect pool has significant deficiencies, thanks to many years of sacrificing futures to try and improve the NHL lineup, unsuccessfully. Because of this, the quality of their system has slid to a point where they are one of the weakest in the NHL. The Canadiens could leverage their depth at left defence to fill the Canucks' need there, providing a prospect such as Jayden Struble or Adam Engstrom. Additionally, a pick could be added, or another prospect up front, such as Riley Kidney or Vinzenz Rohrer.''

Silovs is the best prospect coming out of Canucks' pipeline ever since Thatcher Demko. If they were even to consider moving him, it's hard to believe they wouldn't be after a more significant return. At the end of the day, Silovs is the number-one goaltender in the Nucks' pipeline, and no B prospect such as Struble, Engstrom, Kidney or Rohrer could be a part of a discussion involving our netminder.


Is there a price at which you'd consider moving Silovs? Keep in mind that Demko is entering his prime years as he's only 27 and signed for three more seasons.

SOURCE: The Hockey Writers
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REPORT | Arturs Silovs and the Montreal Canadiens: Trade Proposal emerged

Would you consider moving Silovs?

Yes if the offer is good enough20830.4 %
No, the best plan is a 1A 1B once he's ready34950.9 %
No, once he's ready, Demko's gone12818.7 %
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