NHL Rumors: Price Is Minimal To Acquire Canucks' Boeser

As it is pretty clear the Vancouver Canucks are going to trade Brock Boeser, it would be wise of them to find a partner that is also looking to move someone in need of a new home or just send a player back. If not, the Canucks may be looking at a very weak return for a former four-time 20-goal scorer.

John Matisz says that a team could get Boeser for as little as a second or third round pick. This is due to his cap hit, the situation the Canucks are in, Boeser's lack of goal-scoring this season, and his durability. The cap hit for the Canucks' forward is $6.65 million AAV through 2025. This isn't a bad term and on a new team, the 25-year-old could easily find his scoring touch and confidence once again.

The Canucks are in a place where tons of trade rumours have surrounded them this season and now captain Bo Horvat seems destined to also be traded. In an attempt to just clear cap space, the Canucks may not be opposed to taking a second or third rounder for their former first round pick in Boeser.

Boeser has just four goals in 22 games this season and has the worst plus/minus on the team by a fair margin. He has played poorly defensively this season and once again hasn't stayed healthy. He has missed six games this season and has played more than 70 games just once in his career (71 games in 2021-22).

There is a fair amount of risk in acquiring Boeser since he tends to miss 15 or so games each season and has a cap hit higher than any team would like. But he has also been consistent in the number of goals and points he's put up each season excluding this season. The Canucks may have to take the best they can get or look to bring in someone like Anthony Mantha or Sean Monahan in return.

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