from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
You could probably kill an hour or two guessing reasons why Kesler would want out.
So, take your pick.
There was former head coach Alain Vigneault calling him out for not using his wingers enough. There was Vigneault suggesting a serious shoulder injury wasn’t all that serious, and wasn’t the reason for his diminished production.
There have been ongoing plans to make him a winger.
Back in October his new head coach said he viewed Kesler’s future as a winger. There was Kesler getting stripped of his “A.” There was the Canucks inability to find him high quality wingers to play with.
There is the possibility he thinks the Vancouver market is overly critical of his play. That’s something he’s suggested more than once, even in Sochi when he was asked about the big deal people were making of all the ice time he was accumulating this season.
“A lot of people in Vancouver make a lot of everything,” he told reporters in Russia.