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Canucks looking to trade Higgins; SixPack left reeling

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 10, 2016 1:40 pm

The Vancouver Canucks surprised the hockey world by announcing their intention to trade Chris Higgins through a press release Sunday.

From the release:

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning confirmed today that the club is exploring trade options for forward Chris Higgins.

“As part of our transition to a younger team, I can confirm we’re exploring trade options for Chris Higgins so we can create more roster space for our younger players to develop. Chris is a quality person who has been an important member of our team for nearly five seasons. Our focus has been on finding a positive new situation for him and we will continue to do so.”

They put it on Instagram too.


The Canucks followed up by telling media members he won’t be with the team moving forward.

The team’s approach to releasing the news left some respected hockey reporters surprised.

Luckily, the Province’s Jason Botchford went to work to find some answers.

Apparently no trade clauses are no match for being kicked out the door. Kevin Bieksa could tell you that.

The only question remaining is how are we going to replace this graphic?


Seriously, it’s a problem.

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