As suggested by HW, he doesn't seem like the "character profile" the Canucks are looking for.
I see your speculation by some random CC poster and raise you a with-grain-of-salt rumour
Dominic Tiano @dominictiano:
Apparently 6 teams in talks with Jets about Evander Kane: Leaves, Sabres, Flyers, Canucks
, Penguins, and Bruins.
Well, if we're going to go with a bottom of the barrel type resource for a "rumour" .... I will cite duh, a hockey insider:
https://twitter.com/HockeyyInsiderr/sta ... 1517056001
Hockeyy Insiderr @HockeyyInsiderr
On #Canucks #NHLJets trade talks I learned VAN offer for Kane includes Markstrom and Burrows. Not sure what the other pieces would be.
7:22 PM - 9 Jul 2014
Obviously, the Canucks would need to add a main piece to the deal i.e. a top prospect (Horvat, Shinkaruk) or that 2015 first if that rumour is to make any sense. But the side dishes of Markstrom and Burrows in particular makes a lot of sense for salary cap purposes and need and with Burrows he is one of the few Canucks, besides Hansen with NTCs that would probably waive to go there.
It would take a lot of high-end assets going back the other way and if the Canucks are going to make a move, it should either be for a young potential 1/2 at centre or defense.
Well, I don't see how the canucks can address getting a potential top pairing D with Myers or a 1/2C like Cody or Johansen via trade AND also acquire a top young scoring PF winger.
I don't think there is an appetite among GMJB to trade Virtanen in a package for Kane as White Chocolate seems to bring similar attributes without the off-ice drama that The Real Deal brings.
Why the hell are you talking about trading Virtanen all of a sudden?
duh, I'm not. That's the kind of quality of prospect that the Jets would want back as part of the package. A player like him or a Kassian. I think that White Chocolate was GMJB's 1st ever pick and the way GMJB was seemingly a big part of the process when it came to trading away Seguin, I doubt he would go "all-in" on Kane and offer Virtanen as part of the package. The Real Deal doesn't have an NTC so unlike Kesler, there are potential 29 other teams the Jets can negotiate with who would be willing to trade established NHL young talent. Closest the Canucks can offer to a young NHL talent they'd be interested in, would be Kassian and the Canucks would have to add to the package.
In a Canuck fan's wildest dreams does Virtanen become "all that Kane is minus the off-ice drama".
And if it ever happened it would be 5 years from now.
So, what do you project White Chocolate to be? You don't have wild dreams and he's not going to be the next Iggy but rather Raffi Torres?
Please stop trying to place Cody Hodgson in the same class as Ryan Johansen and Evander Kane.
Cody is in the class of top young players that have established pedigree in the NHL ........ in terms of what it would take in terms of assets going the other way to get them Johansen at the top, followed by Kane and then Cody.