Why the Shinkaruk trade now?

Vancouver Canucks' Hunter Shinkaruk, left, celebrates his goal during a pre-season NHL game in Vancouver, on September 16, 2013. The Calgary Flames acquired Shinkaruk from the Vancouver Canucks for centre Markus Granlund on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl DyckThe hot shot scoring prospect is gone. A guy from the old shop is in.

Steve Ewen joins Patrick Johnston for another edition of Province Sports Radio’s Casual Tuesdays.

The Canucks thinking in moving out Hunter Shinkaruk and bringing in Markus Granlund is put under the microscope.

Also under consideration: the ongoing B.C. Lions media rollout, the thrilling Stealth win on the weekend and its market impact, and how will Mike Johnston land in Vancouver? With the Giants? The Canucks? Or not at all?

And yes, it’s the opening of Spring Training for baseball, which means summer is on its way. Youppi!

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