Bruce Boudreau decides to healthy scratch one of the Vancouver Canucks best players

Published December 3, 2022 at 4:17 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are playing against the rebuilding Arizona Coyotes tonight, and you'd think management wouldn't want to be short-handed offensively against a weaker team. However, Bruce Boudreau made the tough decision of scratching Brock Boeser, who put up 14 points in the last 18 games.

The decision is puzzling, as the Twitter commentariat is getting in on the action as well. The Coyotes appear to be the perfect team to right the ship against, or so you'd think.

I'd want to see all this tough love on the so called veterans like OEL and Meyers who have not been stellar or disciplined either. How many games have these 2 cost the Canucks this season alone?

They're not wrong, as you haven't seen this kind of discipline towards J.T. Miller, who despite being paid handsomely doesn't back-check and is not going to be a Selke Candidate in the future.

«Sometimes tough love is tough love. I know he's capable of being much better," said head coach Bruce Boudreau. "We want to win and we need him over the long haul to win. We need to be better. It could have been one of a few guys.»

In place of Boeser's absence, Nils Hoglander will get a look at the Canucks top line tonight.
Latest 10 stories