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Any Interest In Bo Horvat?

11/22/2022 at 2:00pm EST

from Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff,

That means it’s time for our first Trade Targets board of the 2022-23 season. With an eye toward the March 3 trade deadline, here are 20 names in play – or who soon will be:

Trade Targets

1. Bo Horvat
Center, Vancouver Canucks
Age: 27
Stats: 19 GP, 15 G, 6 A, 21 Pts
Contract: Pending UFA, $5.5 million AAV
Scoop: Communication has been scarce between the Canucks and Horvat’s camp, with the belief that contract talks broke off before training camp and have not resumed. Canucks president Jim Rutherford alluded to the idea that Horvat’s sizzling start means the captain could be the catalyst for core reconstruction: “The better he plays, the better return we can get for him,” Rutherford told Sportsnet 650 earlier this month. There is no shortage of teams interested in a top flight center, either as a rental or long-term fit: Colorado, Detroit, Boston and Edmonton, to name a few.

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There is no shortage of teams interested in a top flight center, either

as a rental or long-term fit: Colorado, Detroit, Boston and Edmonton, to

name a few.

I don't think the Wings would be looking that hard if Copp was playing like they thought he would. His compete level just hasn't been very good. And playing with guys like Perron and Kubalik make it that much more noticeable. But his struggles may be an after-effect of his surgery, so we'll see what happens in the coming weeks/months.


I was going to post the same thing, I thought we committed term and dollars for a 2nd line center already, I guess the rest of the NHL thinks like us, no no we did not.


A lot can and will happen before the trade deadline. It will be interesting what if anything Steve Yzerman does. Buyer or Seller?


I’m willing to give Copp more time. Horvat as a rental makes little sense unless by spring this team is looking like a contender, which…


Also, his cap hit if signed long term at 28…I think it really hurts their flexibility going forward. He’s not as good as the money he’ll likely command IMO. Let some other team make that mistake. 


I think I said the same, word for word, when we were talking about being a landing spot for Copp. 

Not to keep bagging on him, but the shoe keeps fitting. 


Pasting a comment from another topic:And I am not defending Copp's play because I want more too. He has not scored more than 21 a goals in a season. I think last year he had less than 10. I do not believe he was brought in for his goal scoring abilities, more so his complete game especially on the defensive zide. Just my take.He receives more D zone starts over O zones per Lalonde.

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