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Wake With Elias: Are Michael DiPietro’s days as a Canuck numbered?

Recent reports suggest that he could be traded by next week.

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Michael DiPietro stretches pre-game before a contest against the St. Louis Blues on January 23rd, 2022.
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The Jim Benning regime screwed a lot of things up.

Way down the list of their screw-ups? Their handling of Michael DiPietro.

His development has been thrust into the spotlight this week after a report from CHEK TV’s Rick Dhaliwal that the Canucks are looking to move their 2017 3rd round pick.

He mentioned that the Canucks are looking to move him by next week.

DiPietro’s butchered development has been well-documented, but it’s another poop stain for the Benning regime. There’s still promise with the young goaltender, but he’s become expendable with the emergence of a younger Arturs Silovs.

Dhaliwal mentioned the Montreal Canadiens potentially having interest.

DiPietro certainly isn’t the only Canuck with an uncertain future at the moment. Here’s what else is going on with the Canucks right now.

Canucks News & Notes

  • You can guarantee that at least one new article about JT Miller will be written every day until he’s either traded, signed, or offseason news subsides.

Darren Dreger added more fuel to the fire yesterday during an appearance on Sekeres and Price.

  • If Miller does get traded, keep an eye on these six destinations. [Daily Hive]
  • There’s less smoke billowing around Tyler Myers, who the Canucks would ideally like to move this summer despite the fact that he arguably had his best season in Vancouver.

Myers’ agent, JP Barry, said he isn’t expecting an imminent move for his client.

The tea leaves point to Vancouver’s chaos giraffe returning next season.

  • Former Canuck Adam Gaudette will become an unrestricted free agent.
  • Could the Canucks trade up for two of the top defencemen in this year’s draft? [Vancouver is Awesome]
  • Who is the next Canuck to enter the Hall of Fame? [Daily Hive]

NHL News

  • The Kevin Fiala trade was the big news from yesterday. We covered that and wrote about the biggest question facing each Pacific Division team. [Nucks Misconduct]
  • 41-year-old goaltender Craig Anderson has signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres [Sportsnet]
  • Shane Wright tops Daily Faceoff’s latest mock draft. [Daily Faceoff]
  • However, Bob McKenzie made waves when his final rankings, which are influenced by polling scouts, had Slovak winger Juraj Slafkovsky at #1. [TSN]