Canucks trade search
Sources around the league tell ESPN.com that Canucks GM Mike Gillis has been very active making phone calls over the past 7-10 days, checking in with nearly every team in the league to see if there’s any fit for a trade.
As we’ve seen with the lack of trades around the league, easier said than done.
Vancouver desperately wants to find help at center. The Canucks haven’t had a No. 3 center all year and No. 2 center Ryan Kesler is out for the second time this season because of injury.
Had Stephen Weiss not gone down with a season-ending wrist surgery in Florida, I believe the Canucks would have gotten into the bidding for the Panthers center.
I’m also told the Canucks checked in with the Buffalo Sabres recently. Steve Ott would be a perfect fit as the No. 3 center in Vancouver, and the Canucks had conversations with the Dallas Stars last season about him. But at this point, it doesn’t appear as though the Sabres are making Ott available.