Canucks fans are outraged by lack of draft picks acquired at trade deadline

Feb 27 2018, 8:24 am

The 2018 NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Canucks chose to only dabble with their assets, making minor player-for-player exchanges.

Thomas Vanek was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Tyler Motte and Jussi Jokinen.

Philip Holm was shipped off to the Vegas Golden Knights in return for Brandon Leipsic.

The biggest story of the day however, was the lack of draft picks that came in return to Vancouver – especially when general manager Jim Benning’s talents lie directly in drafting. The lack of desired results was enough to send some fans over the edge.

A lot of heat is currently falling on management. Benning says draft picks weren’t offered for Vanek, yet it still leaves a lot to question as far as their rebuilding strategy.

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