Bo Horvat is one of the biggest names in the trading market right now, and for good reason. He’s already hit the 30-goal mark and he’s only one goal away from his career high of 31 as we’re barely past mid-season, so he’s got a lot of value this season.
Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli gave us an update on the Horvat market right now on Daily Faceoff Live.
Frank Seravalli: « Discussions have really intensified, especially in the last few days since Jim Rutherford’s press conference on Monday, where he basically talked about Bo Horvat’s fate in Vancouver, saying they thought they had made their best offer yet. to Bo.
It wasn’t a shock to anyone in his camp, because they kind of felt that way since preseason that they probably wouldn’t be able to get a new deal with the Canucks, and I believe at least five teams including, but not limited to, the Seattle Kraken, Carolina Hurricanes, Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild, and Detroit Red Wings have all been teams that have reached out to the Canucks Vancouver over the past few days and weeks to really gauge them. the price for Horvat. I think it’s warmed up so significantly in recent days, that it wouldn’t be a shock to see Horvat, who has been number one on our trade goal board all season, being traded ahead of the break. stars.
There is real interest in Horvat, who has a magical contract year. You see the 30 goals there, a Grand Slam upper deck home run for him, as he heads into free agency. Maybe he won’t make it to market, which is why so many of these teams have been interested, and you were just talking about Max Pacioretty and that potential season-ending injury he’s facing.
Well, how about around $7 million in cap space to be able to add someone like Bo Horvat for a team that needed a center to start with. We knew they had talked to Vancouver before but the last time they did was when they had Pacioretty in the lineup so if you could take Bo Horvat and add him to that squad as 2C and replacing Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who was also mentioned on this show, a little lower in the lineup, I think that would turn the Carolina Hurricanes into what many teams believe to be a Cup contender Stanley, in that next rung, if there is one, into a truly legitimate team to watch.
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