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The Boston Bruins Upcoming Potential Trade Assets

Published March 4, 2024 at 10:26
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Following the All-Star break, the Boston Bruins have 4 wins in 13 games. It is unknown whether or not General Manager Don Sweeney can change the Bruins' path to more wins via trade before the upcoming deadline. The organization's short list of assets is leaving little room for strategic planning. On top of this, the Bruins are left with $4,833,333 of idle cap space because of Mike Reilly's buyout and Patrice Bergeron's and David Krejci's bonus overages. Here are some of the assets that that Bruins do have that can hopefully make an impact:

High Potential Trades:

Justin Brazeau has made only 5 NHL appearances, but those proved to be enough as the team reportedly believes this 6'5" 220 right wing to be more than a fourth-liner.

Competing internally with Anthony Richard, Jakob Lauko has been struggling with consistency. As the deadline approaches, his trade value will be determined by any interested parties that see third line potential. Lauko has admitted to feeling the stress of this year's trade deadline.


Mark McLaughlin played his first NHL game of the year on Saturday, and scored against the New York Islanders. After 6 goals and 11 assists across 53 games in the AHL, McLaughlin is in talks to be a valuable asset due to his diverse position capability.

Linus Ullmark was last years' Vezina Trophy winner. Although trading him could be an initial hit to the Bruins, it would pay off by allowing the Bruins to bolster their lines up front or on defense.

Pending UFAs, Low Trade Likelihood:

Derek Forbort could be a typical mid-round pick. Returning after a groin injury.

Danton Hainen's strength lies in adaptability. A player like Hainen has the ability to mold into multiple positions when needed, making him a very strong asset when injuries happen.

Trading Jake Debrusk would put the team in an awkward situation. The only way it can really pay off is to find a top 6 forward or a top 4 defenseman.

Matt Grzelcyk has not been involved in any recent talk involving new deals this season. His recent injury didn't help those chances either.

James van Riemsdyk shines as a power-play scorer. He seems to be struggling at 5 on 5.

Source: the athletic
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