REPORT: Boston Bruins Have Significant Interest In Edmonton Oilers Star Player

Published November 28, 2023 at 12:06

The Boston Bruins Have Silenced Their Critics With Their Stellar Start To The Season

The 2023-24 Boston Bruins are exceeding expectations, silencing doubts about regression after key departures. The team clinched the top spot in ClutchPoints' weekly NHL Power Rankings, highlighting their resilience and stellar defense and goaltending. David Pastrnak's standout performance puts him in the Hart Trophy conversation, contributing to the team's success.

While last season's outstanding 65-12-5 record set a high standard, the current squad's 13-1-3 record positions them as strong contenders for another President's Trophy. However, there's room for improvement, especially in forward depth, as seen with the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.

Pavel Zacha and Charlie Coyle have stepped up, but the team is exploring potential trade options. Elias Lindholm, with an expiring contract this season, emerges as an ideal target due to the Calgary Flames' struggles and Lindholm's defensive prowess. Despite Lindholm expressing openness to staying in Calgary, a trade might be in the cards if the Flames continue to underperform.

Boston Bruins Are Reportedly Interested In Acquiring Edmonton Oilers Star Player

Another consideration is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins from the struggling Edmonton Oilers. Linked to the Bruins in summer rumors, the 30-year-old forward could bring a change of scenery. While Edmonton previously sought a defenseman in trade talks, Boston might leverage their elite goaltenders, Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman. Nugent-Hopkins, coming off a career-best season, could bring versatility to the Bruins' lineup.

Despite past trades not meeting expectations, General Manager Don Sweeney faces decisions. The elite team could stick with the current roster, hoping for a playoff surge like the Lightning's. However, the potential additions of Lindholm or Nugent-Hopkins as missing pieces present an appealing scenario for the Bruins.

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REPORT: Boston Bruins Have Significant Interest In Edmonton Oilers Star Player

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