Canucks GM on Brock Boeser trade rumors, “Somebody made that up!”

Hockey is back. That doesn’t mean just training camp news. It also means trade rumors and GM’s shooting some of them down.

Just last weekend we heard two names come up in Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks. It didn’t take long for one rumor to be outright dismissed.

Canucks GM, Jim Benning shoots down Boeser rumors

The Canucks kicked off training camp on July 13th like every other NHL team. The only difference was that after practice concluded, Jim Benning was the only GM who had to field a trade rumor question. His response was a clear as it could be on Boeser. “That’s not true,” he exclaimed. “Somebody made that up.”

Where did the Brock Boeser rumor come from?

Brock Boeser is just 23 years-old and has shown tremendous chemistry on the Canucks top six. The Vancouver Canucks are believed to be seeking some cap wiggle room, and were said to be looking to trade Brock Boeser. This came from Matt Sekeres of TSN 1040 in Vancouver and it had many people scratching their heads.

Well now we have it straight from the GM’s mouth. Brock Boeser isn’t available. So there’s no more need to create any more dandruff. Head scratching is over.

Brock Boeser not getting traded (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)