Bruins Eyeing Final Move for Star Player Ahead of Season Kickoff

Published September 3, 2023 at 6:09 PM
In the midst of the usually calm NHL off-season, there's unexpected speculation from Mike McIntyre at the Winnipeg Free Press. He suggests the Boston Bruins might be eyeing Mark Scheifele from the Winnipeg Jets to bolster their center depth.

With key players Bergeron and Krejčí retired, the Bruins need to fill two center positions. McIntyre asks if Bruins GM Don Sweeney can make a compelling offer to Winnipeg's Kevin Cheveldayoff soon.

McIntyre notes that a change of scenery might improve Scheifele's performance after his suspension tied to an incident with Montreal's Jake Evans. Questions arise about the Jets' strategy if they remain competitive.

If the Jets are in a playoff spot, trading Scheifele might be seen as surrendering, impacting their decision. Dealing him while pushing for playoffs sends a strong message to fans and players.

In recent weeks, the Bruins' interest in Scheifele has changed due to cap constraints and trade assets. Acquiring him with his salary presents a cap challenge.

While factors remain, the Bruins seem more interested in upgrading. This renewed interest sparks talks of pursuing Scheifele and potential movement.

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Bruins Eyeing Final Move for Star Player Ahead of Season Kickoff

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