Although the Vancouver Canucks were supposed to take a step forward this year, their disappointing early results have put them in a very difficult position, a position the Montreal Canadiens should investigate.

Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau had originally planned to make Brock Boeser watch the game against the Arizona Coyotes from the pressbox, which raised several brows around the league.

Boeser, who lost his father, Duke, to cancer in May, was clearly upset by the shortsighted decision.

As for Boudreau’s reasoning, he simply did not consider the importance of the night and did not factor in Boeser’s tragic history with the disease that has impacted almost every family around the world.

Boeser did end up playing, but only since Dakota Johnson, who has produced almost three times fewer points than his counterpart, missed the game due to a minor injury.