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Report: Canucks still shopping Garland; Myers, Miller, Boeser’s names ‘not out there’ in trade talks

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David Quadrelli
8 months ago
JT Miller? Sure, that was likely never going to happen as the Canucks kept their asking price high through the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline. Brock Boeser? Both player and team made it clear at the end of the year that they’re hoping for a bounce back from Boeser next year. Giving up an asset just to offload Boeser doesn’t make much sense.
But Tyler Myers? That one may come as a bit of a surprise to people.
All three players’ names aren’t being mentioned much in trade talks right now, according to Rick Dhaliwal of Donnie and Dhali — The Team.
“Remember the trade deadline? It was 10 days of chaos in this city, JT Miller to Pittsburgh,” said Dhaliwal. “Lots of talk around JT Miller at the trade deadline, but you don’t hear Miller’s name right now because the Canucks are not actively trying to move him. Now anything can change with one phone call, but Miller’s name is not out there folks. Tyler Myers, Brock Boeser’s names are not out there, but it could change.
“With the Ethan Bear injury, I think Myers’ value has gone back up in the eyes of the Canucks. The Canucks are also hoping Boeser has a good offseason and improves his footspeed, regains his old form. The one guy’s name whose name is out there that continues to be out there is Conor Garland. That’s the player that they continue to actively [look to] move, that’s the one name that is still out there but the others it’s very quiet around Miller, Myers, Boeser. There’s a reason you’re not hearing Miller’s name like you did at the trade deadline, he’s just not out there.”
There was plenty of buzz surrounding all three players at various points over the course of the season, but following the buyout of Oliver Ekman-Larsson, the Canucks now have some cap flexibility to play with, and are feeling less pressure to attach assets to players just to shed salary.
The Canucks are expected to be active this offseason as they look to retool their blue line and find a third line centre. For now though, it looks like Myers will be part of the club’s defence corps for the final season of his five year contract worth $30 million.

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