The fireworks are reportedly starting before Friday's 2021 NHL draft.
According to David Pagnotta of the Fourth Period, the Vancouver Canucks acquired defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson and right wing Conor Garland in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes.
Pierre LeBrun of TSN noted the Coyotes will get the No. 9 overall pick this year in addition to left wings Loui Eriksson and Antoine Roussel as well as center Jay Beagle.
Ekman-Larsson immediately stands out in the deal as a two-time All-Star who can help anchor Vancouver's blue line.
The 30-year-old tallied 24 points in 46 games during the shortened 2020-21 campaign and isn't far removed from a stretch that saw him post 42 or more points five times in a six-season span from 2013-14 through 2018-19.