The Vancouver Canucks are looking to add to their defensive core this offseason, specifically a right-handed young defenceman such as Pittsburgh Penguins John Marino.
NHL trade rumors have been circulating that the Penguins will be looking to shed money and Marino is one of the players that the Pens will be looking to trade this offseason.
With the Pens needing Marino for a playoff run, they declined to discuss a trade. It is well known that the new regime of GM Ron Hextall and President Brian Burke are not as high on Marino as former GM Jim Rutherford was.
Friedman went on to say that the Canucks will likely revisit a Marino trade this summer.
Marino has a total 64 points in 189 games played, and 2 playoffs points in 17 games played.