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Vancouver Canucks appear to be closing in on Conor Garland trade


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Matt Garland
October 18, 2023  (12:46)
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The Vancouver Canucks are in the trade market, looking to clear some space from their salary cap, with winger Conor Garland appearing like the most likely to be shipped out of town.

On Saturday's nights coverage of Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman dropped a pretty significant update on the Canucks' winger. Per Friedman, Garland's camp has been granted permission to speak with other teams regarding a potential trade.
In his first year with the Canucks, Garland racked up a respectable 52 points in 77 games, but saw a bit of a drop off in production last season, reaching just 46 points in 81 games. With a near $5M cap hit through 2025-26, the Canucks reportedly tried to move Garland before the season began, but were unsuccessful in their efforts.
Jeff Marek dropped this info on the 32 Thoughts Podcast, saying the Columbus Blue Jackets have interest in Garland with expiring contract Jack Roslovic going the other way in a potential deal.
Both Roslovic and Garland are similar ages 26, and 27 respectively, both have put up similar point totals in the 40-50 range the past two seasons. Garland is signed for two more seasons compared to Roslovic who will be a pending UFA at the end of the season. Roslovic has a cap hit of $4M compared to Garland's $4.95M cap hit.
Today David Pagnotta provided the following update.
There seems to be some movement on the Conor Garland front; hearing a 3rd team could be in play. Talks w/ teams like #Preds    #AllCaps    #CBJ    & at least 1 more Eastern team are ongoing. The #Canucks    want this done sooner than later, but $$ is a big factor. How creative can they get?

With so much smoke surrounding Garland, it appears he will soon get his wish for a fresh start. It will be a win win for both parties as the Canucks can use the future cap space to re-sign franchise centerman Elias Pettersson who will be an RFA at the end of the season.
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Vancouver Canucks appear to be closing in on Conor Garland trade

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