Amidst trade rumours, Brock Boeser wants to win Cup with the Canucks

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Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks again finds his name in trade rumours. Drowning it out, he wants to stay put and believes a Cup win can happen soon.

It didn’t take long, but the Vancouver Canucks‘ best right-shot sniper once again finds himself smack-dab in the middle of swirling trade rumours.

When it comes to the fans of the Canucks, nothing is good enough and you can always count on them to stir the pot against some of their own greatest players. Take Roberto Luongo for example. Despite being the franchise leader in wins for the team and someone who will no doubt go down as one of the greatest goaltenders to ever play the game, his career in Vancouver was killed by the constant nagging of unhappy fans. For a player who paced for a career year, Brock Boeser is getting similar heat.

"“I don’t know where these rumours are coming from or who is saying them. It’s definitely interesting and it’s definitely a learning experience. It’s going to pop up. Obviously, I don’t want to get traded, I want to be a Vancouver Canuck, but whatever happens, happens.”"

Boeser has stated just that he wants to remain in Vancouver as a member of the Canucks and how much he believes in the core of this team. From the playoff experience gained in such a short amount of time just a few weeks ago, it was a real eye-opener for him and his teammates.

"“I think our team is right there and we can win a Stanley Cup in the next couple of years. I truly believe that and I think our coaching staff and our teammates believe that as well.”"

Boeser and the Canucks weren’t far off of advancing to the 2020 Stanley Cup Western final. Dragging out their series versus the Vegas Golden Knights to seven games, Vancouver was eliminated in the dying minutes of the third period. Deadlocked at zero for the vast majority of the game, people are still left wondering what would have happened if Boeser scored on his two-on-one scoring chance where Robin Lehner made the save of the game.

Despite a drop in his goal totals over the last two seasons, Boeser remains a top-line winger in the NHL and he’s done tremendous work of finding new ways to be creative and help out his team. Going from a natural shooter in his rookie year to a much more well-rounded player, Boeser found great success alongside the “Lotto Line” but with Bo Horvat too.

The ability for him to be effective up and down the lineup is vital to team success and General Manager Jim Benning doesn’t want him to worry about being dealt. “I have no intentions of trading Boeser,” is what Benning said back in an interview with TSN in July, but we all know how quickly things can change in the NHL.

Like many teams in the NHL, the Canucks find themselves tight to next year’s salary cap and according to CapFriendly, Vancouver has just a smidge over $14 million dollars to play with. With a few key players in need of contract extensions and an urgency to find help on the blueline, Benning might not have a choice but to at least consider moving his superstar shooter.

It makes complete sense that the 23-year-old would be connected to trade rumours about defender Matt Dumba. Boeser is a Burnsville, Minnesota native and Dumba would be the perfect fit alongside Quinn Hughes next season. Despite all that, Boeser should rest comfortably knowing that Benning has no intention of trading him.

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Of course, nothing is for certain and we can fully expect Canucks Nation to continue to add fuel to the fire when it comes to trade rumours surrounding the Vancouver Canucks. Keep your eyes on The Canuck Way for all of your up to date sports news.