BREAKING: Boston Bruins Linked to The 'Toughest Man' in The NHL

Published May 26, 2023 at 0:01

Ryan Reaves, the hard-hitting forward for the Minnesota Wild, finds himself in a crucial spot with a new contract looming on the horizon. However, the situation becomes complex as Reaves desires a multi-year deal, while Minnesota may only be inclined to commit to him for the upcoming season.

If Reaves decides to test the waters of the free-agent market this summer, there is no doubt that numerous teams will eagerly express their interest in securing his services. While his offensive contributions may not be staggering, his relentless tenacity and physical presence make him an invaluable asset for any team. Keeping this in mind, let's explore three potential landing spots for Reaves in the event that the Wild and he part ways.

One team emerges as a strong contender and has been consistently linked to Reaves—enter the Boston Bruins.

With the offseason approaching, the Bruins face the possible departure of several bottom-six forwards, including Garnet Hathaway, Tomas Nosek, and Nick Foligno, who are set to become unrestricted free agents. Consequently, the addition of a seasoned and rugged forward like Reaves should undoubtedly be high on the Bruins' radar.

Considering the current depth of Boston's forward lineup, Reaves would seamlessly slot into the fourth-line right wing position. Although Hathaway's departure would create a void, bringing in a player of Reaves' caliber would undoubtedly help the impact. And considering the potential of signing him to a league-minimum contract, it becomes a compelling proposition.

Also, it seems that Reaves is receptive to the idea of joining the Bruins. Boston is widely recognized as a Stanley Cup contender, and Reaves himself has yet to taste hockey's ultimate glory. His gritty style of play aligns perfectly with the franchise's longstanding reputation for toughness. Hence, the upcoming offseason will reveal whether Boston will make a concerted effort to secure him.

Alongside the Bruins, reports have also linked Reaves to two other teams: the Calgary Flames and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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BREAKING: Boston Bruins Linked to The 'Toughest Man' in The NHL

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