The Vancouver Canucks have a Brock Boeser problem.
In the past, that has typically meant “how are they going to afford to sign star winger Brock Boeser?” or “should they trade star winger Brock Boeser for a similarly excellent young defenceman?”
This time it’s different. The question is “should they cut bait with Boeser before his play makes him and his salary unmoveable?”
This wasn’t supposed to happen. After going 23rd in the stacked 2015 NHL Draft, Boeser quickly emerged as a blue-chip prospect, projecting to be one the league’s premier scoring wingers with flourishes of puck possession and passing skill complementing his high-IQ sniping style.
As a rookie and a sophomore, he proved the believers right by immediately emerging as one of the most efficient scorers in hockey, and seemed to dev