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Unexpectedly, a Boston Bruins player becomes a prime candidate for trading

Published January 29, 2024 at 12:04
BY CHRIST
Despite the loss of significant players in the 2023 NHL offseason, the Boston Bruins have maintained a leading position in the standings, setting themselves up as potential buyers at the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline. An article in The Athletic by Fluto Shinzawa discusses possible trade scenarios for various teams.

Shinzawa suggests that for the Bruins, rookie forward Johnny Beecher could be a trade option.

Shinzawa points out that the Bruins are hesitant to trade top prospects like Mason Lohrei or Fabian Lysell. This leaves Beecher, who began the season as the fourth center but was subsequently demoted to the AHL, as a viable trade piece.

At 22 years old, Beecher's combination of size, speed, and reach makes him a compelling prospect for other teams, who might place a higher value on his offensive capabilities.



Beecher's performance in the NHL season, marked by five goals and seven points across 39 games, showed potential in his role as a fourth-line center prior to being sent down to the AHL. In his time with the Providence Bruins, he has already scored a goal in four appearances.

Given the Bruins' limited number of prospects and draft selections, Beecher could emerge as an important trade piece to strengthen the team in the short term. Nevertheless, trading him entails a degree of risk, considering he is among the top center prospects for the Bruins, a position where the team is notably weak.

With the trade deadline approaching, it remains to be seen if Beecher will play a crucial role in the Bruins' tactical decisions.

Source: Bruinsinsider
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