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Trades The Vancouver Canucks Need To Make

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Canucks,

For the Canucks to retool this thing and compete in the Pac Division, they need to trade one of their defencemen and also Ryan Kesler.

The organization needs skill and has a pretty significant void right about now with NHL ready prospects.

A Kesler trade at the draft was expected to get the ball rolling.  But they just never got an offer they believed was good enough.

Kesler gave the Canucks a list of six teams he’d accept a trade to but the Canucks only found fits with two, Pittsburgh and Anaheim.

The Ducks had the better offer, but the Canucks always wanted Anaheim to pay a premium for trading in the division.

Anaheim had the pick it got from Ottawa on the table, which is No. 10 overall.

Now, if they also had been offering Devante Smith-Pelly, and one other young player, either Emerson Etem or Kyle Palmieri, is that a deal the Canucks would regret not taking?

read on for some Jim Benning talk as the Canucks new GM and some coaching talk too...

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From that same article:

Then again, they could be saying “we gotta get Trotz.”

I don’t think it really matters who the coach is next year. The Canucks are going to need time to jockey into a position where they’re ready to compete again.

Not sure Trotz would be into that, especially if the Penguins come calling.

Point taken.  I’m fairly certain Trotz wants to go to a situation where he can now focus on trying to compete for the Cup rather than start all over again (e.g. TOR or CAR).

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 05/20/14 at 12:57 PM ET

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