Vancouver Canucks Trade Proposals: The Fifth Overall Pick

Oct 9, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Coyotes left wing Jordan Martinook (48) reacts against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Coyotes left wing Jordan Martinook (48) reacts against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 18, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Colorado Avalanche won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

VAN CALLS COL: The Tyson Barrie Trade

I will not be long with this proposal, as it has already been hinted at in my 10-thoughts piece on the pros and cons of Tyson Barrie landing with the Vancouver Canucks. I suggested two potential trades in that post, but I deem this the better of the two:

In essence, this trade gives Colorado two pieces that it wants in return for the one piece that Vancouver needs. The Avalanche want a powerful blueliner and a versatile winger with top-six potential. The Canucks need a high-profile puck-moving defenseman.

The fit is already there for the Canucks, as Nikita Tryamkin would be a stud cover for the shifty Tyson Barrie. The net salary involved in this trade should be zero as Hansen and Sbisa add up to $6.1 million dollars next year — a figure close to what Barrie, the Victoria native, is demanding as a restricted free agent.

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The move down to No. 10 wouldn’t be so bad if Vancouver sees that Edmonton has picked Dubois with the fourth-overall pick. On the other hand, the Avalanche could really use a powerful top-line winger, also known as Matthew Tkachuk.

Though gauging Sbisa’s value relative to Barrie’s worth is very difficult at this point in time and the same can be said of the difference between the #10 pick and the #5 pick, this deal has all the right kind of pieces to work, especially if the Avalanche value Tkachuk greatly after Dubois is picked at #4.

Again, the Canucks could target Logan Brown, Mikhail Sergachev, Olli Juolevi, Jacob Chychrun, or Alex Nylander. One of them will be available at No. 10. Clayton Keller could also be an option, as well as Tyson Jost. Benning will like the bigger guys, however, and a defenseman probably is the best option available.

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