Canucks Rumors: 2 Forwards On The "Hot Seat" In Vancouver

As the upcoming hockey season approaches, Vancouver Canucks forwards Brock Boeser and Anthony Beauvillier are facing increasing scrutiny and speculation.

With the team's history of early-season struggles, there's a growing buzz that their future with the Canucks might be in question.

Both players lack no-trade or no-move protection in their contracts, making them potential trade candidates if the team doesn't perform well.

Boeser, signed until 2024-25 with an average annual value of $6.65 million, and Beauvillier, in the final year of his contract with a $4.15 million AAV, could attract interest from teams in need of skilled wingers.

The Canucks could consider parting ways with Boeser and Beauvillier if the team faces struggles once again. However, finding suitable trades might not be straightforward due to limited cap space on potential trade partners' rosters.

The absence of no-trade protection in their contracts leaves the door open for potential moves, adding uncertainty to their futures with the Canucks.

The trade market for Boeser and Beauvillier could gain momentum closer to the trade deadline as teams accumulate cap space over the season.

Beauvillier was solid after being acquired from the New York Islanders by the Canucks last season in the Bo Horvat trade, recording nine goals and 20 points over 33 games with his new team, exactly the total he had put up the previous 49 games with the Islanders.

This dynamic could open up more possibilities for trades, especially for players with reasonable contract figures like Boeser and Beauvillier. As the season unfolds, all eyes are on their performance and the potential impact it could have on their paths with the Vancouver Canucks. Photo Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports