TRADE PROPOSAL | Three teams trade involving eight pieces: Everybody exchanges their problematic contracts

Published September 5, 2023 at 11:28

Even though Patrik Allvin was busy all summer making essential additions to the team's core, much more work still needs to be done. In the middle of a salary cap fiasco, Allvin will have to pull other moves to fit the NHL's regulations before the start of the season.

Tyler Myers' bonus has been paid off, and we expect a conclusion to that saga imminently. His $6M AAV carries through the end of the season, and he may be the solution to this problem. On top of that, the Canucks are entering training camp without having a clear backup; Silovs is still very young and in need of more AHL games. While Martin has shown that the workload behind Demko may be too much.

A trade suggestion recently came up, and it could fix issues for the Canucks, the Canadiens and the Blackhawks.


- Casey DeSmith
- Jake Evans
- 2026 5th Round Selection CHI


- Tyler Myers
- Nils Aman
- 2024 4th Round Draft Selection VAN


- Jack Studnicka
- Spencer Martin

The Canucks would be swapping Martin for DeSmith, making him Demko's backup right away. Jack Studnicka would be getting better opportunities in Chicago, and Nils Aman would be replaced by Jake Evans, who's developed into a glorified 4th liner with Penalty Killing abilities.

DeSmith and Evans' cap hits are respectively $1.8M (1 year) and $1.7M (2 years), which would save the Canucks a little over $4M in cap space. Meaning that once Tucker Poolman is one the Long Term Injury Reserve, the Canucks would have over $1M in cap space, assuming that Tanner Pearson is ready to go.

The Canucks have to get something done before the start of the season, and in the midst of a retool, it may be wise to move on from Myers as soon as possible to give some ice time to a younger player, a player that would be part of the team moving forward. Is this the type of deal Allvin should consider?
September 5   |   788 answers
TRADE PROPOSAL | Three teams trade involving eight pieces: Everybody exchanges their problematic contracts

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