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REPORT | Canucks linked to the Maple Leafs for top pairing defenseman

Published July 29, 2023 at 8:46 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
The Canucks are not done with their shopping since multiple insiders have confirmed that Patrik Allvin had been working the phones since the Draft and ever since free agency had begun.

The Maple Leafs on their end have also been quite aggressive with major acquisitions hoping that they can finally find a way to perform in the Spring dance! The Leafs have also found themselves in a tough cap situation and certain names have now found their way into trade talks.

Canucks and Maple Leafs: Working a Trade?

Reports have been circulating that the two Canadian teams had been talking in hopes to finalize a trade. While no player were formally named, the reports indicated that a top-pairing dman could be on his way to Vancouver:


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The Leafs' GM has openly stated that he intended on improving the team's defence and needs to address the team's cap issues. One player that keeps coming back to the trade block: T.J. Brodie.

The Canucks on their end, are also looking for a change and perhaps a swap between Brodie and Tyler Myers could be ideal? The Canucks could look into weaponizing their cap space and retain half of Myers' cap hit, take on Brodie's cap hit ($5M AAV, ends on July 2024) and possibly add a pick or a second tier prospect.

The Canucks would add an experience blueline who's capable of playing big minutes. The Leafs would be adding a shutdown and big right handed defenseman that could try and make up for their loss of Luke Schenn.

What if the Canucks were to pull this off:

To Vancouver
T.J. Brodie
3rd Round Selection / B Prospect

To Toronto
Tyler Myers ($3M retained)

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REPORT | Canucks linked to the Maple Leafs for top pairing defenseman

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