Detroit Red Wings interested in acquiring Bo Horvat from Canucks

Could the Detroit Red Wings trade for Vancouver Canucks captain, Bo Horvat prior to the NHL trade deadline? Heading into the 2022-23 NHL regular season, most believed the Red Wings had a better chance at landing the No. 1 overall pick than even sniffing a spot in the playoffs. Well, we have passed the midway point of the season, and though the Red Wings still have a lot of work to do to earn a playoff spot, they have certainly played better than many thought they would heading into the season. With the NHL trade deadline not too far down the road, it will be interesting to see what Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman does.

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Why it matters

There are only six weeks remaining until the 2022-23 NHL Trade Deadline comes and goes, and it is going to be very interesting to see if the Red Wings make any moves.

According to a report from Frank Seravalli, the Red Wings are among the teams who are interested in trading for Canucks captain, Bo Horvat.

The belief is the Boston Bruins, Seattle Kraken, Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes and Minnesota Wild are among the teams who have inquired about Horvat with Vancouver, with varying levels of interest.

Bo Horvat By the Numbers

So far this season, Horvat, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2022-23 season, has been outstanding for the Canucks.

  • Age: 27
  • 44 Games played
  • 30 Goals
  • 19 Assists
  • 49 Total Points
  • Current Contract: $5.5 million AAV

The Bottom Line 

The bottom line is that the Canucks have reportedly already made their best offer to Horvat's camp and that offer is under market value for how he has performed this season. Because of that, Horvat will be traded, the only question is, which team will make the Canucks the best offer?

“The contract we have on the table for Bo right now, I think, is a fair contract for what he’s done up until this year. But it’s certainly under market value for what he’s done this year,” Rutherford said.

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