Vancouver Canucks Rumors: Team Becoming More Likely To Trade Forward This Summer

Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser has been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time, and it appears that the rumors are only growing stronger as we head into the offseason.

Reports surfaced that the Canucks allowed Boeser's agent to speak with other teams about a potential trade, and discussions have continued into the team's offseason.

Boeser has struggled with injuries and a difficult season, recording only 18 goals, which is significantly less than his 30-goal target at the start of the season. Additionally, he has not had success playing alongside his current linemates, and it's clear that he could benefit from a fresh start with a new team.

Several teams have reportedly expressed interest in the 25-year-old forward, although his $6.65 million cap hit through 2024-25 has become a significant hurdle for many potential suitors who lack the necessary cap space to acquire him.

Despite this, Boeser's youth, overall production, and potential affordable asking price make him an attractive option for teams seeking scoring depth.

The Canucks are looking to free up some cap space by moving Boeser, and it appears that they are unwilling to retain salary or include a draft pick or prospect to sweeten the deal. However, they could take an expiring contract depending on what else is included in the return.

Despite Boeser's comments at the end of the season about wanting to remain a Canuck, it appears the team is ready to move on.

With several teams reportedly interested and the Canucks looking to make some cap space, it's becoming increasingly likely that Boeser will be traded this offseason. Only time will tell which team will ultimately land the talented winger. Photo Credit:  Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports