Pierre LeBrun confirms a big rumour involving Brock Boeser and the Canadiens could be in on it

Published December 8, 2022 at 9:29

Things are starting to heat up quite a bit around forward Brock Boeser, as reported by PuckEmpire, insider Pierre LeBrun has just confirmed a huge rumour.

Brock Boeser will definitely be traded by the trade deadline.

"Brock Boeser will be playing for a new team by the trade deadline, and possibly Bo Horvat as well." - Pierre LeBrun

As for Horvat, let's wait and see, since according to some reporters, the purpose of getting rid of Boeser is to make room for a contract extension for Captain Horvat. However, in the case of Boeser, LeBrun couldn't be clearer.

It also confirms the big rumour that has been circulating for the past few days with the Vancouver Canucks. Moreover, the Canucks' number 6 really doesn't seem to be in the good graces of his coach Bruce Boudreau.

Now that we know that Boeser will be traded, there are three things left to know and we can't wait to get the answers.

1) Where will Boeser be traded?
2) When will Boeser be traded?
3) What will the Canucks receive in return?

This will be an interesting issue to watch, especially since Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens may be tempted to make an offer to Vancouver.

Now that he has requested a trade, should the Canucks explore the possibility of trading for Brock Boeser?

It would take some salary cap gymnastics, but Boeser could have a positive impact on the Habs' rebuild." - Montreal Hockey Now

It's worth remembering that Vancouver would be willing to accept a lower return, in exchange for Boeser, because they really want to shuffle the shed as quickly as possible and lower their payroll. Informant Elliotte Friedman even said that Vancouver management is already aware that they won't get the moon for their forward.

"It's not going to be an easy trade for the Canucks to make, there's not 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

At 25, Boeser is a 6-foot-1, 210-pound winger who was drafted in the first round in 2015. He 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.

This seems like a great opportunity for a general manager to acquire a good player at a reasonable low price, and make a good move.

Do you think Kent Hughes should try to acquire Boeser?

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Pierre LeBrun confirms a big rumour involving Brock Boeser and the Canadiens could be in on it

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