Why they make sense: Jim Benning tried to get P.K. Subban and got fined for it after being a blabbermouth. The Vancouver Canucks are rebuilding. But Benning has no idea what a rebuilding team does. He’s a choose your own adventure book. The Canucks would definitely try to get Karlsson, no matter how silly it might sound.
Feasible trade: Ottawa would have to accept a return of primarily prospects. Chris Tanev is a trade candidate, but his health history should give the Senators pause. The funny thing about the Canucks is they’re a rebuilding team that doesn’t have too many draft picks.
However, the good news is the one thing Vancouver has is top-tier prospects. Olli Juolevi, Adam Gaudette, and Kole Lind would be a nice trio for Ottawa to target. The Canucks would also have to throw in a first-round pick here. Now, this might sound like a lot. But keep in mind the Canucks can’t offer any NHL ready prospects.
Why this won’t happen: Benning will once again ruin everything. He’ll get fined for tampering and the trade would be delayed. However, after oversleeping and missing a meeting with Dorion to finalize the trade, Dorion would just give up and go somewhere else. Such is the life of general manager Jim Benning.