LATEST | New information revealed from the Wild's GM on Brock Boeser

Published February 11, 2023 at 10:53

The salary cap makes it much harder nowadays to complete trades, especially when we're taking high-salaried players. It explains why the Canucks have issues moving a 25-year-old elite goal scorer.

Boeser carries a $6.65M AAV for two more years and at the end of this one, the winger has expressed his wish to play closer to home. Being a Burnsville, MN. native, the Wild would be a dream destination for him. Here's where maths get involved in the game.

Even though both teams and fans would like to add Boeser to its roster, the fact that they already have a lot of money engaged between superstars like Matthew Boldy and Kirill Kaprizov and added to the fact that they'll have over $14M in buyout penalty (thanks to Zach Parise and Ryan Suter), it makes it crazy hard for them to add the scoring winger.

Though the Wild's GM Bill Guerin has not yet given up. According to Elliotte Friedman, the rumblings going around are that the Wild would like to trade Jordan Greenway to compensate salary-wise. Greenway carries a $3M for the same timeline as Boeser and he's a big 6'6'' winger.

"I heard a lot of rumblings about a Boeser-for-Greenway kind of deal. After really looking into it, I don't see it. Bill Guerin kind of talked about it on Mike Russo's podcast."

For Brock Boeser, being sent home would be a dream coming true. The Canucks would gain a big forward, the same age, who has not yet lived up to his full potential in the NHL. I could certainly see him complete a line with Miller and Garland. This year, he managed six points in 34 games, Minnesota would most likely be adding something to match it up.

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LATEST | New information revealed from the Wild's GM on Brock Boeser

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