REPORT: Another Blockbuster TRADE in the works out of Vancouver

Published February 1, 2023 at 3:26 PM
The Vancouver Canucks have not had a good season after finishing last year on a 100+ point pace.

After the Canucks chose to sign J.T Miller to a long term extension last season, it all but guaranteed that Bo Horvat was done in Vancouver. After failing to come to terms on an extension, the Canucks on Monday traded Horvat to the New York Islanders.

Horvat though was not the only player who requested a trade out of Vancouver. Earlier this season after being a healthy scratch, Brock Boeser requested a trade and it sounds like one is in the works right now with an Eastern Conference contender.

One team that shot out of a cannon this season was the New Jersey Devils, who are currently 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils are reportedly looking to add another top 6 forward, and Brock Boeser fits their bill.

Due to cap space though they are looking for the Canucks to retain 30% of Boeser's contract, which only has two more seasons after this year. The return to the Canucks though will be huge. It's reported that the return will be 2020 7th overall pick, Alexander Holtz.

Holtz has an elite shot and has the potential to be a star in the NHL, so if the Canucks are looking at rebuilding, bringing in this 21 year old sniper is a great start!

VAN/NJD talking trade. Boeser for Holtz. Sounds like NJD want VAN to keep $ (up to 30%) but VAN wants significant draft pick to do so. 🤷‍♂️ Let's see where this goes.

Holtz has struggled and NJD might have soured on him. But he fits the «recipe» for VAN. I would imagine a 2nd round pick would be the ask by VAN for salary retention.

February 1   |   612 answers
REPORT: Another Blockbuster TRADE in the works out of Vancouver

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