In 2020, the Boston Bruins lost out in the bidding for Barclay Goodrow just before the NHL trade deadline. The Bruins don’t want miss out in their second chance to obtain him. Goodrow was a vital middle six forward on back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.
Boston Hockey Now is reporting that the Bruins will aggressively pursue Goodrow in the free agent marketplace.
Goodrow, 6-foot-2, 210, is hard to play against, and plays a hitting style. He’s expected to seek a significant raise from the $900,000 he was paid this past season.
Goodrow’s Tampa Bay teammate, Blake Coleman, will also be a hot commodity in the free agent marketplace.
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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Capitals, Rangers and Bruins have joined the Vladimir Tarasenko Sweepstakes and the Islanders are expected to join.
Around the NHL
San Jose: San Jose’s Sheng Peng Weekend report has three Sharks on trading block:
Washington Hockey Now’s Sammi Silber profiles popular Caps player Lars Eller:
Ottawa: NBC broadcaster heading to Ottawa Senators :
Pittsburgh: Penguins hire Ron Hextall’s son and a few others: