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Vancouver Canucks Look to Reload with Potential Key Off-Season Trade

The Vancouver Canucks have no desire to completely rebuild. They demonstrated this by acquiring Filip Hronek from the Detroit Wings. They are now planning another major move.

The Vancouver Canucks have significant pieces of their future core. Quinn Hughes had a Norris-worthy season, and Elias Pettersson scored 100 points for the first time in his career.

They equally added Filip Hronek, who will hopefully complement Hughes for years to come.

They’re almost certain to select an impact player in the 2023 draft, and it now appears they’re planning another legitimate trade.

Ross Colton has been an integral part of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s success, but due to the salary cap, the Lightning are unlikely to retain him.

The 26-year-old is a restricted free agent with arbitration eligibility and would be an excellent addition to the Canucks.

Colton could contribute potentially 25 goals and add 20-25 assists in the right situation. This isn’t gold, but it’s more than the Lightning can afford, as he’s due a significant raise from his $1.125-million salary.

We’ll have to see if Patrik Allvin can pull off this move.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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