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The Vancouver Canucks Could Trade Down At The Draft

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

It would be cruel to suggest this team might win the Rasmus Dahlin lottery because these, after all, are the Canucks. If that should happen, it would be a total game-changer for this franchise. It might also signal the end of days.

What’s more likely, and interesting, is if the Canucks end up 30th and the possibilities that opens up. After Dahlin, there are three forwards on the top of most boards: Andrei Svechnikov, Brady Tkachuk and Filip Zadina. All three are wingers. All three project as front-liners. But, while the Canucks’ roster has more holes than a bad alibi, none of those three really address their needs.

So we ask, if they do end up picking second to fourth, does that open up a trade-down scenario because the next group features a number of defencemen — which does fill a crying need for the Canucks?

The interesting part here is the four most-often mentioned blue-line prospects — Quinn Hughes, Adam Boqvist, Evan Bouchard and Noah Dobson — all bring something a little different to the party.

more and some Hart Trophy talk too...

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WingedRider's avatar

Oh well,Nucks the next bad Oilers

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 03/12/18 at 09:31 PM ET

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