Why Brock Boeser isn’t sweating the latest round of trade rumours and speculation – The Athletic

PITTSBURGH — Brock Boeser’s name trended on Twitter in Canada on Tuesday for a reason outside of his on-ice performance. Again.

This is a running theme of Boeser’s Canucks tenure, or at least has been since he signed a three-year bridge deal with Vancouver ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. His status as a favourite in myriad local trade rumours is constant, to an extent just about unmatched by any other Canucks player of similar stature in recent memory.

Boeser has led the Canucks in scoring in two of the past four seasons, and yet his future with the franchise has been a constant, flowing topic for the perpetually clucking hens in the Vancouver market. That has to get old at some point, right?

“Yeah, it does,” Boeser told The Athletic on Wednesday following Vancouver’s morning skate in Pittsburgh. “I had some people bring it to my attention yesterday a bit.

“I was confused. I think it’s just people looking for an answer out in the social media world with the team struggling, especially now. That’s part of it.”

Boeser’s agent Ben Hankinson addressed the latest rumours directly this week, telling The Athletic contributor Rick Dhaliwal that his client didn’t expect to be traded.

On Wednesday, Boeser echoed that sentiment. His focus, anyway, isn’t on the noise, but on getting his game back on track.

“I personally don’t think I’m going to get traded,” Boeser said. “I feel like I’m part of the core here and a big piece. That’s just how I feel.

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