MAJOR: Canucks Back Out Of Blockbuster Trade

Published September 26, 2023 at 8:49 PM


The Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks, both struggling in the Pacific Division and facing dim playoff prospects, recently considered a trade deal. Details of this proposed trade have now emerged, suggesting that the teams had contemplated a one-for-one trade involving the Canucks' Tyler Myers and the Sharks' Kevin LaBanc. However, this deal is no longer in the cards.

Cancelled Last Minute

According to Seravalli on S&P, the Tyler Myers for SJS Kevin LeBanc trade would have been straight up. But seems like #Canucks scratched that trade for the possibility that if their season goes south, they can trade Myers at the deadline themselves.

It appears that Vancouver hopes Myers could help lead them to a playoff position in 2023-24, but if not, he could fetch a higher price at the trade deadline.

Asset or Liability

In the previous season, Myers had an underwhelming performance with 1 goal and 18 points in 78 games along with a dismal +/- of -16. Despite these numbers, Myers' physical defensive capabilities could make him a valuable trade asset, especially considering the notable trades at recent deadlines. The Canucks' decision to retain him might prove strategic in the longer run but only time will tell.

As Read On Marker Zone - Massive Failed One-For-One Trade Falls Through at the Last Minute
September 26   |   297 answers
MAJOR: Canucks Back Out Of Blockbuster Trade

Will Vancouver Make the Playoffs This Year?

Yes15251.2 %
No14548.8 %
Latest 10 stories