NHL Rumors: Canucks Interested In Bruins' Winger

The Vancouver Canucks appear to have their core with Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, and Andrei Kuzmenko for at least the next couple of years. But as they look to change around personnel, that means bringing in players as well as moving them out. It was reported by Jimmy Murphy that the Canucks have shown interest in Jake Debrusk from the Boston Bruins.

There may be interest there, but it also may be too late for the Canucks to get Debrusk as he re-signed and wants to stay in Boston. There was a point when the Canucks could've likely landed DeBrusk after he initially asked for a trade, but the Bruins are doing too well and he's fit in great on the top line for Boston to consider moving him this season.

The offseason would be a little easier for the Canucks to get a player like Debrusk that they are looking for, but the Canucks already traded away a player that could've landed them DeBrusk when they sent Bo Horvat to the New York Islanders.

The Canucks still have pieces to offer, but Debrusk isn't going to come cheap. He has a cap hit of $4 million AAV through next season and has 16 goals and 30 points in 36 games. The Canucks just acquired a winger in Anthony Beauviller who has the potential to do more offensively now that he's out of the defensive system of the Islanders. I wouldn't count on the Bruins giving up DeBrusk, especially with how well he fits in with the players and culture.

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