Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now writes that the Boston Bruins will be aggressive traders before the March 21 deadline.
The Bruins are still interested in defenseman Jakob Chychrun. But they are also considering rentals. Bruins’ veterans, such as Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, want to make another run for a Cup.
According to Murphy, trading for Chychrun could cost the Boston Bruins a first-round pick, Jake DeBrusk and goalie Jeremy Swayman.
Left-shot Chychrun is a good fit to play with Charlie McAvoy. The Bruins also like that Chychrun is tied up contractually two more seasons after this one. His price tag of $4.6 million is below market value.
The Bruins have also considered center options. However, Erik Haula’s recent quality play has the Bruins rethinking their need for help up the middle.
Although the Bruins haven’t decided exactly what they will do, they definitely will be buyers or renters. That will make the Red Wings’ playoff hopes that much more difficult.
Pittsburgh: Hockey Now’s Dan Kingerski lays out what the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ options for backing up goalie Tristan Jarry. Also, Hockey Now’s Sam Carchidi writes the Philadelphia Flyers are checking out Colorado’s prospects. to for a potential Claude Giroux trade.
Around the NHL
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Mo Seider coming into the league and immediately rocking people pic.twitter.com/rCEBmsSOwp
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) February 11, 2022
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