Perfectly this is positive to result in a stir in Canucks Country.
TSN 1040’s Matt Sekeres has dropped an appealing nugget of information and facts regarding the Vancouver Canucks in advance of Monday’s NHL trade deadline.
The Canucks, Sekeres states, have shopped 21-12 months-old prospect Jonathan Dahlen.
Title to maintain an eye on with the #Canucksat at #NHLTradeDeadline is prospect W Jonathan Dahlen (acquired from Ottawa for Alex Burrows two several years ago). My knowledge is Canucks have shopped him, soured on him a bit immediately after seeing him in his initially AHL 12 months with @UticaComets.
— Matthew Sekeres (@mattsekeres) February 22, 2019
The youthful Swedish winger was named MVP of the Allsvenskan (Sweden’s 2nd-very best pro league) previous year, and was a linemate of Elias Pettersson’s in 2016-17.
Dahlen didn’t have a good preseason with the Canucks this 12 months, going pointless and registering just 3 shots on goal in two video games. The 5-foot-11 winger ranks fifth in scoring on the Utica Comets this year, his initially in North The united states, with 29 points in 50 video games. He’s been effective of late, scoring 7 points in Utica’s previous 7 video games.
This is the initially time that Dahlen, a previous 2nd-spherical choose, has been described in trade rumours given that the Canucks acquired him for Alex Burrows in 2017.
For what it is value, Dahlen will skip Friday’s Comets match with an clear disease.
Trading Dahlen would qualify as a bold move by GM Jim Benning, who fairly just can not pay for to be completely wrong on these a offer. Though Dahlen has been fairly of a disappointment this year (he’s not on your own in that regard among prospective clients in Utica), if the Canucks get burned by giving up on a 21-12 months-old expert forward way too early, the fanbase will never forgive him.
The flip aspect of the coin is that Dahlen isn’t confirmed to pan out. Among players underneath the age of 22, Dahlen ranks just 25th in AHL scoring.
If he’s a bust in the generating, the very best thing to do is trade him promptly, like the Canucks did with Hunter Shinkaruk. You just hope they can obtain someone improved than Markus Granlund this time all over.