Canucks fans grade the Vancouver Canucks’ 2023 trade deadline

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David Quadrelli
1 year ago
The 2023 trade deadline has come and gone, and the Vancouver Canucks made a number of moves dating back to the late January trade that sent Bo Horvat to the New York Islanders. 
The Canucks’ most controversial move of the deadline among fans was undoubtedly the club’s acquisition of Filip Hronek. While some loathed the deal because they viewed it as a Benning-esque shortcut, others are excited about the club adding what they believe to be a legitimate top four defenceman.
Now, with the dust on the deadline settled, we thought it’d be fun to find out how fans grade the Canucks’ deadline as a whole.
We asked our followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to give their thoughts on the Canucks’ work ahead of the deadline, and here’s what they had to say. Note: We’re only using the letter grade given, regardless of if respondents wrote C+, B-, A+, etc.
Reader’s grades
Here’s a breakdown of all the voters on Facebook:
A: 1
B: 10
C: 13
D: 9
F: 13
And here’s a breakdown of our Instagram followers’ responses!
A: 0
B: 3
C: 1
D: 3
F: 9
And here’s a breakdown of CanucksArmy’s Twitter followers’ responses!
A: 7
B: 29
C: 35
D: 29
F: 35
A: 8
B: 42
C: 49
D: 41
F: 57
By the way, if you like this concept of readers giving their responses, be sure to check out our What Do You Think Thursday/ What Would You Do Wednesday series, where we publish our reader’s responses to a weekly question!
Our grade
The club added to their salary cap commitments for next season, and are going all-in with their retool plan. A lot of people responded to the question by saying it’s hard to grade the club’s deadline until we see how Hronek performs as a Canuck, and ultimately, whether or not they can make the playoffs next season.
Until then, we’re going to go with a C, with the potential to turn into a B. That is, of course, unless the Canucks win the Stanley Cup off the back of Filip Hronek’s strong play in the postseason, then this deadline is an A+ and we’re all a bunch of dummies — except for the eight voters across all platforms that said this deadline was an A, of course.

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