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Burrows has eyes on playoffs, Cup contenders may have eyes on him
Burrows would command considerable interest from Stanley Cup contenders as a rental in return for a draft pick. He has a history of scoring big post-season goals and is fiercely loyal, competitive and combative.
It’s difficult to imagine contenders like the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens wouldn’t have trade-deadline interest in Burrows. He has scored 19 goals in 70 playoff games. He could be reunited with Alain Vigneault for another Cup quest and playing for his hometown Canadiens would certainly cap an amazing beating-the-odds career. Run all that by Burrows and he sees where you’re coming from.
Benning said he’s hoping to sign Demko within “the next couple of weeks.”
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) April 12, 2016
The scaffolding around the soon-to-be 36-year-old goalie is still going up as GM Jim Benning prepares to go deeper into the roster renovation that was long overdue on the Canucks.
At this stage of his career, Miller hasn’t time to wait for the finished product and the Canucks, whose season next year could be as difficult as this one, no longer need a $6-million-a-year goalie.
The two sides no longer fit. Miller is a grand piano bought for a mansion. Now, the Canucks are living in a garage until the new house is built.
“I think Loui Eriksson is a real good target for the Vancouver Canucks. I think we keep hearing that it might be a real good fit for Eriksson with the Sedins, if they go down that road, so I think that’s a realistic one.
Burrows turns 35 next month and has a year left on his contract at a healthy $4.5 million US. That’s a lot of cap space for a depth player and one who’s no longer on the power play, is still on the penalty kill and is being a good mentor to a growing core of young players.
You would think it will be contemplated https://t.co/4ZAGOPkk44
— Brad Ziemer (@BradZiemer) March 2, 2016
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) February 27, 2016
This is interesting, from a reporter very close to Canucks: https://t.co/KGHohQSomG
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) February 29, 2016
Maybe the goalie market really does stink right now, but the Canucks had a chance to trade Ryan Miller in the offseason and passed.
Miller is 35 years old. The Canucks are a team on the rebuild. Why is it so important to have an aging veteran who is no longer a bona fide No. 1 on the team?
As the TSN insider reported, the Canucks are open for business. They haven’t been this open for business since Mike Keenan got his hands on the controls and made 11 trades in three months in 1998 and dealt away just about everyone except Mark Messier.
In the middle of a rebuild, with his team eight points out, Benning has to sell.
What are the chances the Blackhawks can make a deal with the Canucks for Dan Hamhuis and Radim Vrbata?
The Canucks would love an Antoine Vermette scenario. The centre was dealt by Arizona to Chicago a day before the 2015 trade deadline for a first-round pick and defenceman Klas Dahlbeck. The 33-year-old Vermette won a Stanley Cup and then re-signed with the Coyotes for two years at $3.75 million annually. He didn’t get a pay hike, but he got a no-movement clause.
Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning.
On if the Canucks are talking with Tampa Bay about Jonathan Drouin:
“I think just about everybody is talking to Tampa. When I say everybody, I would say anywhere from 10-15 teams have pretty significant interest in this player, and I would lump the Canucks in that group of 10, 12, 15 teams.