Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark
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RUMOR: Blockbuster Trade Emerges Between The Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins

Published January 4, 2024 at 9:31 PM
The Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins are two teams vying for not only making the playoffs but competing for the Stanley Cup. Many expected the Oilers to be at the top of the NHL standings and the Bruins to fall based on this off-season, and in a hilarious turn the opposite happened. The Bruins are again a top team and the Oilers sunk in the standings so far even a wild card position will be tough to grasp.

Trade winds floating around social media

The proposal making the rounds on social media is

Edmonton receives: Linus Ullmark

Boston receives: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, second-round pick.

It is a deal that can work for both sides. The Oilers finally get a number one goaltender, though this would leave them with $12.6M in goaltending, and the Bruins get a top six centre that the team would love to have.

Seasons for both players so far

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been an important member of the Oilers top six, powerplay and penalty kill. His 104 points last season were a career high. He has 36 points in 35 games so far in 2023-24.

Linus Ullmark is again sharing the crease with Jeremy Swayman and the two are still playing huggingly fantastic for the Bruins. Defence and Goaltending is what has kept this team from really feeling the loss of both Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Although Ullmark's save percentage is not at the absurd high it was last year (0.938), it is still stellar at 0.918. He also has a 12-5-2 record and never makes any match up against the Bruins early.

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RUMOR: Blockbuster Trade Emerges Between The Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins

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