Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 06/11/08 at 11:56 AM ET
From The Fourth Period, this rumor:
In an attempt to acquire an impact player, the Vancouver Canucks are actively dangling the 10th overall selection in this month’s draft as trade bait. According to a Vancouver source, the Canucks are looking to obtain an NHL-ready talent who will make an immediate impact on the team. The Canucks’ first-round draft pick is believed to be available, as well as other team assets and players.
That other players are available as bait is obvious, but giving up that first round draft choice would be a bit surprising. To me, anyway.
In a Draft as deep as this one is expected to be, that pick is gold for a team with a history of drafting disasters. A young prospect with long-term potential is hard to miss in the first round, by all accounts. So giving up such a pick would demand a pretty impressive player in return.
Who would you want for him?
Interesting, but since Gallagher is having a month of imagining dark conspiracies behind the wizard’s curtain, I won’t bet on anything he has to say right now.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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