The biggest contract left to be done for the Canucks is getting restricted free agent Brock Boeser signed to a new deal.
It’s clear that both sides want to get a long term deal done and thus avoid the bridge deal route. As such, there are some hurdles to overcome to reach said agreement including the exact term and compensation.
Sportsnet 650’s Rick Dhaliwal has been working the phones the past few weeks to get every update possible about the Canucks and he tweeted this earlier this morning:
The #Canucks and Brock Boeser are getting closer to a new contract but still work to be done and neither side budging. Deal is there to be made, get this thing done #Canucks
— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) July 4, 2019
It’s clear that there needs to be some work done to get the deal done but any sort of update at this time of the summer is an encouraging sign. Boeser is not eligible for an offer sheet and does not have arbitration rights and thus the Canucks aren’t really pressured to get a deal done quickly. The fact that there is any progress suggests that they want to get the young sniper locked up and not let it drag through the summer.
The Canucks would be wise to try and get him locked up for 6 or more years and get some cost certainty for the future.
It will be interesting to see what the final number on the deal is.