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Source: Red Wings, Canucks Among Handful Of Teams Interested In Krug

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As posted here earlier this afternoon, the Boston Bruins are listening to trade offers for defenseman Torey Krug. They’re not, however, actively shopping Krug who is entering the final year of his four-year contract he signed on June 30, 2016 that has an annual cap hit of $5.2 million. According to the same source in that post though, that hasn’t stopped other teams from tossing out some substantial offers and the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks have expressed considerable interest in Krug.

The Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks, and Arizona Coyotes have also inquired on the defenseman who had 16 assists and 18 points during the Bruins’ 24-game run through the playoffs. He finished the regular season with 47 assists and 53 points in 64 games.

The Wings’ and Canucks’ strong interest in Krug should come as no surprise as Krug grew up in Livonia, Michigan as a huge Red Wings fan and the Wings desperately need an upgrade to anchor their powerplay. Those close to Krug believe that if he were to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1, 2020, Detroit would be his top choice on the open market. Krug has a limited no-trade clause where he can list eight teams he won’t approve a trade to. The Wings would not be on that list.

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The Canucks, of course, have a strong connection to Sweeney and the Bruins in GM Jim Benning who was the Assistant GM in Boston from 2006-14 and won a Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011. He was part of the management team that signed Krug as an undrafted college free agent back in 2012.

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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