NHL Rumour: Vancouver Canucks Trading Winger Has Hurdles

A Brock Boeser Trade hinges on salary retention.

There is a major fire sale going in with the Vancouver Canucks. The first domino has already fallen as captain Bo Horvat has been traded to the New York Islanders. It is going to tumble from here as many other pieces are going to be on the move. Today’s rumours focus on a Brock Boeser trade.

Brock Boeser Could Be A Trade Candidate

Rumour: Insider Trading has discussed a Brock Boeser trade being hinged on salary retention.

A Brock Boeser trade seems inevitable at this point. He has been rumoured in the trade mill for multiple seasons now. This is puzzling that it will hinge on retained salary. It is simply bad asset management. Boeser and the Canucks came to an agreement on a three-year deal this past summer. He has a cap hit of $6.5 million per season, which is not hefty but not cheap at the deadline either. If the Canucks were to trade him they should have done this sooner, but for a team to come calling retained salary is a bonus.

Why A Team Should Trade For Boeser

Any team that is searching for a key player should trade for Brock Boeser. Not only is he young, but he has term on his contract and is not a rental. Since making his league debut, he has hit the 20-goal mark in every season except one. This season is underwhelming for him as he has nine goals. Boeser has also consistently finished with 40+ points, while also hitting 50 twice.

He is not known for driving offence, but he has the ability to finish and put the puck in the back of the net. You can’t ever have too much scoring in the playoffs, and Boeser fits the bill.

Another Domino In The Trade Mill

One thing Elliotte Friedman touched on was Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko. Demko is young and a very capable goaltender. There are three potential fits he sees for him. If he is indeed on the block, there will be plenty of suitors to take a chance on the young goalie.

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