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The Canucks are better off trading Jake Virtanen in the offseason

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 20: Jake Virtanen #18 of the Vancouver Canucks skates with the puck during NHL hockey action against the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Arena on January 20, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Vancouver Canucks fan favourite Jake Virtanen has been swirling in trade rumours all season long, which is a shock to me since that’s never happened before.

So far this season, the 24-year-old has a lone goal in 19 games and has been healthy scratched on multiple occasions due to his lacklustre play, and it’s now a matter of when, not if, he’ll get traded.