Oh baby….I can see him now, skating down the ice on a three-on-two with Travis Konecny and Noah Cates centering. He has 28 goals and 20 assists this year. He has topped the 20 goal mark in all but two of his seasons: his rookie year when he scored three goals in 34 games and the COVID year when he scored 12.
The problem with that is that he would be a high price to pay. But, he might be worth a first round pick this year, maybe a defender, and a prospect or two. He’s 27 years old and could be a major player in Philly for a while.
However, because he is going to be highly desired, there will be a multitude of suitors. And as any student of economics will tell you, when the demand is high, the price goes up too. He could be too costly for the Flyers. But again, if Chuck Fletcher could swing something, it could pay off immediately.
If the Canucks are selling, and selling cheap, then Fletcher should take advantage of that. Boeser has had a pretty good career so far, but hasn’t been impressive this year with just nine goals and 21 assists. Still, he’s been a good player in the past. And because of his struggles this year, he may come a little bit cheaper than he might normally. Hey, maybe Vancouver is just bumming him out.
Maybe he just needs a change of scenery. Maybe that scenery could be Philadelphia. He could easily adjust to be on one of the top lines here. Where Meier can play both left and right winger, Boeser is more of a right wing position player. Still, he would be a good fit. And at 25, he’s still at the right age where he could turn it around quick
He’s the oldest player in this group at 27 years old. He’s been on four teams in as many years (Montreal, Columbus, Carolina, and Chicago). However, he would easily fit on this team. He is a grinder. He is physical, like his father Tie was. However, he has a scoring touch. So far this year, he has 14 goals with 21 assists.
He’s not a major scoring threat, but would bring a punch and physicality to a third or fourth line while still being someone who can score when given a chance. He could be a fun addition to a power play or a third line. He probably wouldn’t cost too much, however it sounds as if he really likes being in Chicago (even if the team is bad) and it appears that the Blackhawks are interested in possibly keeping him too.