Billy Jaffe: Was told the Canucks wanted more players and picks from the Ducks for Ryan Kesler, but finally gave in. They didn’t want it to turn into another Roberto Luongo situation.
Bob McKenzie: Vancouver is still very active, may still be looking at the first overall and possibly trading Jason Garrison.
Mike Harrington: The Canucks now have two first round picks and have a history with the Panthers. The Canucks love Sam Reinhart.
Andy Strickland: The Canucks have already approached Jason Garrison about waiving this no-trade clause this offseason and he declined too.
Mark Spector: Could see the Canucks trade with the Flames and Oilers to move up in the draft.
Jeremy Rutherford: The Kesler trade could mean two things for the Blues: “1) Takes ANA out of Spezza situation. 2) Sbisa to VAN could lead to Garrison trade.”
Dan Murphy: Getting the sense that it was the Ducks or bust for a Kesler trade. Kesler may not have been sold on the Penguins and the Blackhawks may not have been sold on Kesler. The Canucks had no leverage.
Andy Strickland: Kesler gave the Canucks two teams that he’d accept a trade too, Ducks or Blackhawks.
Hope Smoke: Elliotte Friedman reported that earlier this year that the Canucks had their choice of either of the Ducks 2014 1st and 2nd rounders and Rickard Rakell and passed on it.