As if the Vancouver Canucks don’t have enough problems; it seems that Ryan Kesler wants out of the great white north. There have been many reports over the past few days, and it seems that Kesler’s name is never too far away.
It’s remains unclear, but rumors are floating about that Kesler has told the Canucks he wants a trade. The 29-year-old may be forcing the Canucks hands, but there are teams out there that would love to have Kesler on their roster. One team that has been brought up is the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins would need to deal prospects and pick to land Kesler. There are indications that the Canucks are looking for players, and not just picks.
A bidding war between Pittsburgh and Boston, and any other teams trying to prevent one of these two from jumping way out in front. It could be what the Flames did with Jarome Iginla, except three years earlier, when they should have done it. Sports.yahoo.com
Kesler is under contract until the end of the 2015-2016 season, and at $5,000,000 a year he could be a steal. Kesler is still in the prime of his career, and has at least another four-year contract in him. The great debate for Vancouver is should the roll the dice and move on from a fan favorite, and their leading goal scorer?
Once again it seems that the player is holding the team hostage. While the reports have not yet been confirmed; it would see that there must be something to this rumor.