Are the Vancouver Canucks looking to trade Brock Boeser?
The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly open to trading their star forward Brock Boeser. If Boeser is on the market, he’ll probably be the best scoring forward available this off-season. With an average annual value of below $6 million for the next two seasons, Boeser’s a good bargain.
The teams the Canucks can trade with are likely going to be limited because of the salary cap,and it’s going to require quite a haul to get him. One would think the Canucks are going to ask for a controllable top-four defenseman in return because that’s their biggest weakness. Draft picks are likely going to be involved as well.
The teams that have the cap space and the assets to make a Boeser trade are the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Colorado Avalanche ( have to love that MacKinnon contract), Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers (cap space could be tight, but a deal can be done).
Will the Buffalo Sabres trade their 1st round pick?
Entering his first offseason as the general manager of the Buffalo Sabres, Kevyn Adams will have some important decisions to make that will certainly impact the team’s future. Of those, perhaps none will be bigger than what the Sabres should do with the No. 8 pick in the 2020 NHL draft.
It will likely take “two to three years” for a prospect who gets selected at No. 8 in the draft to contribute. So, Buffalo’s timeline could impact the decision it makes. Teams on a rebuild like the LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings could be interested in the pick.