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Vancouver Canucks preparing massive trade offer for star forward

Published February 28, 2024 at 4:43 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are currently all-in. About a month ago, they traded for Elis Lindholm, making an interchangeable one-two center combo with Pettersson and Lindhom. Since that worked out so well, why not go after a top winger when you need one?

According to NHL Insider Rick Dhaliwal, the Canucks are deeply interested in Penguins LW Jake Guentzel. However, it'll probably take a first and second round pick and a prospect. Also, he'll probably want a $8-9 million contract extension.

Jake Guentzel is 29 years old. He has 22 goals and 30 assists, tallying up to 52 points in 50 games.

As for the price, it's a little steep. But it's going to take a lot for Pittsburgh to part with someone like him. Vancouver has the assets ready to make a fair offer for Guentzel, but they may be weary to do so because of team control. Re-signing Lindholm, Pettersson, and Guentzel in the same year just isn't possible, even though it'll add to a LW core that doesn't have a certified first liner.

If the Vancouver Canucks do indeed pony up the offer required to land Guentzel, they'll be going all-in on winning the Stanley Cup this season. If they truly believe they won't be able to re-sign Elias Pettersson, maybe it's the right move to do so.
February 28   |   317 answers
Vancouver Canucks preparing massive trade offer for star forward

Are the Canucks going all in because they know they can't re-sign Pettersson?

Yes, they have to do it now12539.4 %
No, they just think they can win this year12439.1 %
It's a mistake to go all in this year6821.5 %
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