Insider confirms that the Canadiens are interested in the Brock Boeser derby

Published December 8, 2022 at 8:41 PM

If there is a hot file in the NHL right now, it is the one of the Vancouver Canucks forward, Brock Boeser.

He recently asked his team for a trade and the organization has mandated his agent to talk to other teams in the league in order to facilitate a potential transaction for his client.

On their most recent podcast episode, the excellent Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger discussed this issue that is attracting a lot of attention throughout the National League.

In fact, the two men simply discussed a fact that is of particular interest to Tricolore fans. Given his age and production level, the American forward could be a perfect fit for a rebuilding team and there would be interest from the Habs, according to them.

Here's what the insider had to say about it:

"It's not going to be easy on either side, as there's still some term left on his current deal. We know Montreal has some intriguing possibilities in the trade market. You throw a name like Brock Boeser into the equation, and I expect there to be interest." - Darren Dreger

Wow imagine if Kent Hughes was able to acquire a player of Boeser's caliber for the team's top-6. That would obviously be a very big hit on the franchise rebuild.

In addition to being a good-sized winger at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, the 2015 first-round pick has one of the best shots in the NHL and his potential is still very high. He is certainly a consistent scorer of 25 goals and over 60 points per season.

In addition, the acquisition of Boeser would be a very good move according to Elliotte Friedman. He declared that the Vancouver management would already know that they will not receive the moon for their forward, due to the contract of his player and the constraints with the payroll.

"It's not going to be an easy trade for the Canucks to make, there aren't a lot of teams that have the cap space, and the Canucks may have to understand that if they want to trade him, they're not going to get the best of returns, but I think they understand that and they're fine with it." - Elliotte Friedman

This seems like a golden opportunity for a general manager to acquire a good player at a reasonable price, which would undeniably become a good move by Hughes.

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Insider confirms that the Canadiens are interested in the Brock Boeser derby

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