Darren Dreger was on TSN and mentioned the Vancouver Canucks are ‘all-in’ this year and seek a top -6 winger.
Dreger stated on insider trading, “There’s an all-in approach with the Vancouver Canucks. They’re certainly adamant that they’re not taking a step back. They love their defence, they love the adds on that blueline, they like their goaltending, they think that it is very solid despite the fact that they lost Jacob Markstrom to the Calgary Flames in free agency. They’re curious about Nils Hoglander as a top-six winger. They like what they’ve seen in camp but can he maintain that role throughout the course of the season? They’ve got Vasily Podkolzin who they want to sign at the end of April so he can be in the mix as early as the beginning of May. But Jim Benning is definitely looking at the market and hunting for a top-six winger.”
The Canucks could look at Patrik Laine, but they have no cap space and likely do not want to give up Quinn Hughes for Laine. The Canucks will likely wait as the season goes along to see who becomes available and make a move then.