We could see a trade happen between the Oilers and Bruins

Published May 22, 2023 at 1:32 PM

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs heat up and the NHL Draft approaches, trade rumors are swirling throughout the hockey world. Could the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers strike a deal?

Reports suggest the Oilers may consider trading center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for a defenseman, as both teams face salary cap constraints and seek roster improvements. Bruins GM Don Sweeney has already hinted at forthcoming changes, stressing the importance of the team's core stepping up.

«We're not going to be the same team, but our mandate internally, collectively as a group, is we have a really strong core of guys that hopefully as Jim [Montgomery] was talking about, will continue to grow, will take leadership responsibility moving forward regardless of whether or not Patrice and David walk back through the door because they need to,»
Sweeney told the media back on May 9.

However, it remains uncertain if the Bruins will pursue Nugent-Hopkins given their cap situation. Another option mentioned is 23-year-old center Ryan McLeod, who could provide depth for the Bruins' bottom six.

While these talks are purely speculative, they underscore the Bruins' focus on cap flexibility and strategic roster adjustments. The offseason promises intriguing developments as the Bruins navigate the trade market to address their needs.

Source: Bostonhockeynow
May 22   |   42 answers
We could see a trade happen between the Oilers and Bruins

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