The Vancouver Canucks are one of the most disappointing teams in the NHL. Their loss to the lowly Chicago Blackhawks over the weekend feels like the last straw for a management team that is once again ruining a young core that is supposed to be dominating. Having Elias Petterson turn into a superstar and Quinn Hughes has grown into a top defender. However, they have a lot of interesting pieces on a roster that is moving scarily towards the bottom, and it could be an interesting time for the New Jersey Devils to target them.
Even when the defense plays well, the offense gets shut out. When they get four goals, the other team gets seven. Everything is going wrong with the Canucks, and they have just 14 points in 19 games. They are in second to last place in the Pacific Division, and they have very little time to turn it around.
Which trades could help the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils?
The Devils would provide an option for the Canucks to trade some of their assets while also giving them pieces to try and make a turnaround. The Devils have a plethora of young pieces, or the Devils could trade for expiring contracts to make a move this season.
After the Devils big win against the Tampa Bay Lightning, they are sitting in a playoff spot. Now, it’s way too early to think about that, but with Jack Hughes skating again, the Devils can at least think about becoming contenders for a playoff spot. Adding a few pieces might be exactly what they need to push themselves over the top in a very competitive Metropolitan Division.