Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin seems to love making a splash at the start of long weekends.
Brock Boeser was re-signed to a three-year deal on Canada Day, JT Miller signed a massive seven-year extension through Labor Day weekend and on the Friday night before Thanksgiving weekend the club traded Jason Dickinson and a 2024 second-round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for left-footed deep defender Riley Stillman.
Trading in Vancouver reflects how difficult it is to move inefficient salaries in today’s Cap climate. The Canucks really appreciate Stillman, but make no mistake, the high draft pick was the sweetener needed to terminate Dickinson’s contract, which netted a $2.65 million cap hit this season and next.
There are a lot of interesting angles we can look at this trade from – we will unpack them in this article.
First of all, the overwhelming majority will agree that it was time to move on from Dickinson. The 27-year-old was acquired by the Stars for a third-round pick last offseason, with Dallas facing a crisis ahead of Seattle’s expansion draft. He was billed as a defensive third-line center but struggled tremendously.
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