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The Daily: Boston Bruins May Be Eyeing Red Wings’ Rentals

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The Boston Bruins are looking for a left-shot defenseman, such as Detroit Red Wings player Marc Staal

Boston Hockey Now is floating the idea that division rivals Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins could be trading partners.

The Red Wings have multiple players the Bruins may want, including Marc Staal and Nick Leddy. The lure of dealing with the Red Wings is that they are willing to retain salary.  Unless competition drives the price up,  compensation for Staal should be reasonable. The Red Wings gave up a second-round pick for Leddy and probably hope to get that back.

The Detroit Red Wings also have Vladislav Namestnikov who could also add some secondary scoring to the Bruins or another team.

The Boston Bruins reportedly might be tempted to bring back Zdeno Chara. NYIslanders Hockey reports the Islanders may be ready to move defenseman Zdeno Chara to a contender.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs may have lost defenseman Jake Muzzin after a scary collision with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Wideman Monday night in Montreal. If Muzzin is out for a lengthy period, it could free up some cap space. They were already looking for a defenseman.

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Around the NHL

Detroit:  Frolunda (Sweden) players Simon Edvinsson and Elmer Soderblom, both Red Wings’ draft picks, are creating a buzz in Motown. Also,  Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin left practice early Tuesday.

Chicago: The purge continues with the Chicago Blackhawks as they cut ties with Bobby Hull as a team ambassador

Florida: The Nashville Predators’ comeback stuns the Panthers.

Montreal: Instead of trading Josh Anderson, should the Montreal Canadiens name him captain?

Philadelphia: Sam Carchidi penned an encouraging story about how Donald Brashear hopes to inspire young black players to be the best they can be.

Pittsburgh: The countdown is on until the NHL trade deadline and Dan Kingerski looks at whom the Pittsburgh Penguins could be in on.

San Jose: Logan Couture scores a pair but San Jose Sharks lose to the playoff-hungry Anaheim Ducks

 

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