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With Big Changes Ahead in Winnipeg, One Jets Player is Linked to Boston


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Dorin Canaday
April 30, 2023  (3:17)
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The Bruins' forward lineup could undergo a significant transformation next season, especially if Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci opt for retirement. However, a prominent insider suggests that a Jets forward might be the solution.

Elliotte Friedman from Sportsnet reports that it's not Winnipeg's top center Mark Scheifele, nor all-stars Kyle Connor or Nikolaj Ehlers, but rather ex-Bruin Blake Wheeler who is connected to Boston.

Boston's Potential Reconnection

As shared by @nhlwatcher on Twitter:
''Marek on 32TP ponders Blake Wheeler's potential fit in Philadelphia or Boston, given the uncertainty surrounding Couturier and Bergeron. Marek further emphasizes that Wheeler aligns with both teams' style of play.''

This season, Wheeler scored 16 goals and provided 39 assists across 72 games for Winnipeg. His six-year captaincy came to an end under new head coach Rick Bowness.
Originally drafted fifth overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2004, Wheeler signed with Boston as a college free agent in 2008.
During his 221 games with the Bruins, he tallied 50 goals and 60 assists before being traded to the Atlanta Thrashers midway through the 2010-11 season. The 36-year-old has one year left on his current contract, which offers an annual salary of $8.25 million.
Should Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci choose to retire, Don Sweeney must prioritize rejuvenating the team. In that context, Wheeler wouldn't be a suitable option. In my opinion, this move would not make sense for the Bruins.
As read on Bruins Insider - Jets Player Tied to the Bruins as a Major Shift Looms in Winnipeg.
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