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Signing Brock Boeser May Have Become Harder

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

There are a number of ways to look at the Mitch Marner contract — and various media outlets in Toronto have examined them all — but this is what it looks like from Vancouver.

The Maple Leafs didn’t make the Brock Boeser negotiation any easier on the Canucks....

Marner is coming off a breakthrough 94-point season which placed him 11th among all NHL scorers last season. Boeser had 56 points in 69 games....

Marner has been the more productive player. But, if you believe the Canucks are trying to bring Boeser in at $7 million per, is that difference worth $4 million a year?

Let’s look at it another way. Even if it’s worth $2 million a year, that puts Boeser in the $9-million ballpark and that will impact the negotiations for Elias Pettersson in two years and Bo Horvat two years after that.

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