BREAKING: Trade Talks Brewing Between Bruins and Islanders

Published July 14, 2023 at 5:22

During a recent press conference, New York Islanders' General Manager Lou Lamoriello hinted at the possibility of engaging in more "hockey trades," as reported by Kevin Kurz of The Athletic.

Lamoriello's pursuit of Alex DeBrincat showcased his intentions, although the forward ultimately ended up being traded to the Detroit Red Wings. Now, with the Islanders still in need of additional scoring, rumors are swirling regarding alternative options being explored.

According to speculation, the Islanders reportedly offered center Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the Ottawa Senators in a bid to create salary cap space for DeBrincat. However, an Islanders beat reporter suggested that Lamoriello might consider involving Pageau in a different trade, potentially with the Boston Bruins, where the name of Jake DeBrusk has emerged as a potential trade asset.

Andrew Fantucchio of NYIHockeyNow highlighted the Bruins' urgent need for centers, particularly in light of the potential retirement of veteran Patrice Bergeron. Pageau's exceptional penalty-killing abilities and faceoff skills make him an attractive option for Bruins' GM Don Sweeney.

The Islanders' pursuit of scoring solutions and the potential trade scenarios involving Pageau and DeBrusk add an intriguing twist to their offseason plans.

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