The Vancouver Canucks are entering a very important time in their history. After dismissing head coach Travis Green and GM Jim Benning earlier in the season after an abysmal start to the campaign, the Canucks have stabilized the ‘ship’, and are optimistic about their future.
Veteran head coach Bruce Boudreau was hired and has done an excellent job re-organizing the players and getting the team back in the right mindset. Experienced front office executive Jim Rutherford was appointed to take control of the president of hockey operations role. Whilst just recently, Patrik Allvin, who worked under Rutherford for 16 years in Pittsburgh, was hired as the franchise’s 12th general manager. A change of leadership was needed at the helm in Vancouver, but now that the new staff are in place it’s time to get to work.
With the season teetering in the balance and Vancouver sitting in no man’s land in the Western Conference playoff picture, it’s likely that the Canucks occupy the role of ‘sellers’ at the NHL’s trade deadline. With the March 21 deadline just over six weeks away, it’s time to start considering some players who may be on their way out the door via trade.
In this article I’ll discuss three different Canucks players that management should consider trading prior to the league’s trade deadline.
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