NHL Trade Scenarios: 3 Veteran Defenceman the Vancouver Canucks Should Consider

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NHL Trade Scenarios: 3 Veteran Defenceman the Vancouver Canucks Should Consider
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The Vancouver Canucks are currently sitting comfortably at the top of the North-West division and second in the Western Conference with 76 points. With the team's core still fully intact from last season, the Canucks have a good shot at making it back to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second year in a row

However, if there's one area of the team that Mike Gillis should address prior to the NHL's February 27th trade deadline, it's the teams depth on defence.

The Canucks boast a talented top four of Dan Hamhuis, Kevin Bieksa, Alex Edler, and Sami Salo. The remaining three defenceman on their roster are also very solid NHL players in Aaron Rome, Andrew Alberts and Keith Ballard. But, in my opinion, the Canucks would benefit greatly from adding a big, veteran defenceman who could bolster their back-end and provide them with the depth and experience necessary to make another deep playoff run.

In this article I will explore the possibility of the Canucks bringing in one of three different players who are all big, veteran defenceman before the NHL's trade deadline. 

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