RUMOR: Boston Bruins Looking To Replace Milan Lucic With 3x Cup Champion

Published December 12, 2023 at 0:33
BY SAMER
     

Boston Bruins Looking To Replace Milan Lucic With 3x Cup Champion



The ongoing off ice issues with Milan Lucic have sparked rumors about the Boston Bruins eyeing 3x Stanley Cup champion. Speculation within the NHL suggests that the Bruins are looking at Pat Maroon from the Minnesota Wild as a potential replacement to Milan Lucic.

Sources have suggested that Maroon may not align with the up-tempo style of new Minnesota Wild head coach John Hynes, making him a possible trade target for Boston.

An NHL executive source told Boston Hockey:


«I'm starting to hear his name out there. He doesn't fit in with [John] Hynes' up-tempo style and hasn't brought everything they wanted when they traded for him.»

Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery has expressed the team's need for more physicality and mentioned concerns about being an easy team to play against.

«A lot of it gets back to checking. I think we've just been an easy team to play against. Not just the last three games, but probably the last six, seven.»

The grizzled veteran Patrick Maroon contributed to back-to-back Stanley Cup victories with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is a physical force and would be perfect for the Bruins bottom 6. He is in the final season of a two-year, $2 million contract.


Rumors suggest that Boston could secure Maroon for as little as a seventh-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft. While there is no official confirmation from GM Don Sweeney, the increasing trade speculation indicates the Boston Bruins are exploring various options to bolster their lineup. Adding a player of Pat Maroon's caliber could provide the Bruins with much needed grit and toughness. This would also fill the void from Lucic's departure.

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