Conor Garland has been a fixture in commerce rumors since final season. Following Tuesday’s rumor roundup on the Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the 27-year-old winger obtained permission from the crew to talk with different golf equipment.
Friedman’s colleague Iain MacIntyre indicated Garland had just lately modified brokers. The Vancouver Province‘s Patrick Johnston reported a supply claimed the two-way winger had been open for a commerce for at the least a yr. Johnston additionally indicated Canucks GM Patrik Allvin and president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford had explored transferring Garland since becoming a member of the membership in the course of the 2021-22 marketing campaign.
Garland is signed by way of 2025-26 with an average annual value of $4.95 million. He additionally lacks no-trade safety, however his contract can be troublesome to maneuver him in a season the place most groups have little cap house. TSN’s Chris Johnston stated the Canucks know they will should retain some wage to facilitate a deal.
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For his half, Garland did not deny the experiences however claimed his focus is on this season. He is leaving the commerce discussions to his new agent Judd Moldaver.
In his weekly “32 Thoughts” column, Friedman indicated that an harm to Carson Soucy has the Canucks “peeking at protection choices.” Maybe Garland can be used as commerce bait to handle that want, particularly on the correct aspect of their blueline.
Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli reported Tuesday the Columbus Blue Jackets need to transfer a defenseman. The Carolina Hurricanes even have a surplus of blueliners and will use some extra scoring punch. The Canucks have a latest commerce historical past with the New York Islanders, who’re additionally in want of extra manufacturing up entrance.
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