Three Trade Scenarios for Brock Boeser

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Rick Dhaliwal reported the Canucks are exploring trading Brock Boeser. As this news has not sat well with Canucks fans, it may be best for both parties. Although he is a skilled forward and a fan favorite the Canucks are lacking money to keep him around. Boeser could be the Canucks best option to fill the hole on the blue line.

New Jersey Devils

New Jersey would be a good fit for Boeser. He would end up playing alongside either Nico Hischier or Jack Hughes on another young, up and coming team. The Devils have assets that may peak the Canucks interest. Such as right-handed defenceman Damon Severson. The young blueliner is under contract through the 2022-2023 season.

The Deal:

Vancouver Receives: Damon Severson and Vancouver’s 2020 first-round pick (Currently with New Jersey)

New Jersey Receives: Brock Boeser, Loui Eriksson (would need to waive no-movement clause), and Vancouver’s 2021 sixth-round pick

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo has a little bit of money to work with and an unhappy star in Jack Eichel. In order to keep their star happy, it would make sense to add someone like Brock Boeser to their team. But at what cost? Vancouver needs defense help, right-handed help to be exact. Buffalo has 25-year old Rasmus Ristolainen.

The Deal:

Vancouver Receives: Rasmus Ristolainen and Buffalo’s 2020 second-round pick

Buffalo Receives: Brock Boeser

Minnesota Wild

Ideally, Canucks fans would not want to see Boeser and his flow in the west, but for the right deal, this could work. Boeser grew up in Minnesota, played college hockey not far in North Dakota, and lives in Minnesota during the offseason. The one defenceman Vancouver should target would be Mathew Dumba. Although the Wild likely do not have any interest in moving Dumba, they might change their mind when Boeser lights them up in the 2020 play-in round.

The Deal:

Vancouver Receives: Mathew Dumba

Minnesota Receives: Brock Boeser

Brock Boeser may not be on the market, this could all be media rumors. But if things are true this is might not be a bad move for the Canucks.  They can use this opportunity to bolster their defense and shed some much-needed money.

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