Insider Reveals Major Three-Team Trade In the Works

Published October 26, 2023 at 3:36 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have been openly exploring options to trade Connor Garland, and it seems the wait might be over regarding the next steps for the young forward.

Anticipated Trade on the Horizon


According to Eklund from Hockey Buzz, there are talks of a three-team trade involving the Vancouver Canucks, the Montreal Canadiens, and the New York Islanders, potentially materializing soon.

The Islanders and the Canadiens are discussing, and I've also heard rumors about the Bruins.

In the speculated trade, Garland might be on his way to New York. The Canadiens, known for their strategic dealings, could act as the third party to ensure the trade's smooth execution and acquire another future asset.

Rising Star Forward

Although Garland hasn't reached the superstar status some expected, he has consistently performed for Vancouver, registering 46 and 52 points over the last two seasons.

His $4.5 million cap hit, extending through the 2026 season, had previously hindered trade talks. But, with Kirby Dach's salary now locked in LTIR, the Canadiens might find a way to benefit from this situation by absorbing some salary and securing future assets. This potential trade is one to watch closely.

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Insider Reveals Major Three-Team Trade In the Works

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