Vancouver Canucks: 5 Possible Draft Day Scenarios

Mar 18, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) controls the puck during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) controls the puck during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 24, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Luca Sbisa (5) carries the puck against the Boston Bruins during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports /

Scenario 4: A Little Trading Never Hurt Nobody

The Vancouver Canucks decide to go with one of the first three scenarios. But Benning isn’t happy yet. He wants more.

To kick of our new series Tuesday’s Trading, TCW writer David Joun explored trade options for defenseman Luca Sbisa. The 26-year-old failed to turn into a top-four player, but he is still a decent option for a bottom-six role. Just maybe not in Vancouver.

One of Joun’s proposals was the following:

The Boston Bruins want to shake up their blue line, and Sbisa would be a good bottom-six option. Boston owns the San Jose Sharks’ first-round pick, which will be 29th or 30th overall, depending on the outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals, so they might be willing to part ways with it.

Vancouver lost their 33rd pick in the Gudbranson trade, which shows how much value defensemen have, which is also why the fifth-round picks were added to sweeten the deal. Whether they are added or not, Sbisa for a late first would be a great outcome.

Targets at 29th/30th:

D Kale Clague
D Lucas Johansen

F Pascal Laberge
F Tyler Benson
F Cliff Pu

For more targets, check out our draft profile list: 2016 NHL Draft Profiles.

Next: The Blockbuster