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The Bruins Should Reject This Trade Offer From The Oilers

Published May 27, 2023 at 1:49 PM

There's an interesting rumor going around about the Boston Bruins and the Edmonton Oilers. According to Jimmy Murphy from Boston Hockey Now, insiders have mentioned that the Bruins are considering trade talks with the Oilers this summer. The Bruins are looking for centers to fill the potential gaps left by Patrice Bergeron and others.

Sources say that the Bruins are particularly interested in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan McLeod from the Oilers. Nugent-Hopkins is their primary target, while McLeod is a backup plan in case they can't work out a deal for Nugent-Hopkins due to contract issues.

To make the deal more enticing, the Bruins might offer defenseman Matt Grzelcyk as trade bait. However, it's unlikely that the Oilers would agree to such a trade. They likely want to keep both Nugent-Hopkins and McLeod, and it doesn't make sense for them to trade either player for Grzelcyk.

Nugent-Hopkins has a solid contract and performed well with 104 points. He brings value to the Oilers, especially on the power-play unit. McLeod would be a cost-effective addition for the Oilers. As a pending restricted free agent, he doesn't have much leverage in contract negotiations.

There are salary cap complications and the Oilers' reluctance to trade these players, as acknowledged by Murphy. It's unlikely that the Bruins could make the trade happen without taking on additional cap space, considering their current cap situation.

In conclusion, it's highly unlikely that Nugent-Hopkins or McLeod will join the Bruins. There's no evidence of trade talks between the teams, and both have their own salary cap constraints. This trade proposal doesn't align with the Oilers' general manager's perspective.

Source: Thehockeywriters
May 27   |   60 answers
The Bruins Should Reject This Trade Offer From The Oilers

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