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BHN Puck Links: Will Bruins Trade Krug? Is Eichel On The Trade Block?

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After offering a new contract extension to defenseman Torey Krug, the Boston Bruins reportedly have a Bruins trade sweepstakes going for the exclusive negotiating rights to unrestricted free-agent-to-be. Also, has Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel asked out of Buffalo? That and more in the latest edition of BHN Puck Links:

Will The Bruins Trade Torey Krug?

As reported here earlier this month, the Boston Bruins have been listening to trade offers from teams interested in acquiring the exclusive negotiating rights to unrestricted free agent-to-be rearguard. On Sunday, ‘Spittin Chiclets’ host ‘Rear Admiral’ tweeted that the Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights and the Florida Panthers were the top four suitors for Krug. BHN later confirmed that the latter were ‘pushing hard’ for the Bruins leading point source from their blue line for the last six seasons. On Monday, Frank Seravalli of TSN tweeted that the Bruins had made an offer of six years with an annual cap hit of $6.5 million. So has Krug turned that down? The next few days should answer that.

Could The Bruins Trade For Jack Eichel?

TSN Insider Bob McKenzie returned to work Monday and immediately caused a stir when he tweeted a thread about the suddenly loud trade chatter regarding Buffalo Sabres captain and North Chelmsford, MA native Jack Eichel. Much of the chatter surrounded the New York Rangers as a team that was every interested but McKenzie confirmed with Eichel’s agent and other sources that for now, this is all just rumors. If they become more than that though, you can bet Don Sweeney will do anything to make a Bruins trade for Eichel.

What Will The Penguins Look Like Next Season?

Our colleague Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now takes an in-depth look at what the Pittsburgh Penguins may look like whenever next season starts. Will goalie Matt Murray be on that roster still?

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Is Joe Pavelski One Of The Greatest American Players?

On Saturday night, yours truly, on Twitter, asked if Joe Pavelski was one of the top three American-born players ever? Obviously, I was caught up in the excitement over Pavelski’s performance in Game 5 but as our colleague, Sheng Peng of San Jose Sharks Now, pointed out, not quite. Still, as Sheng goes on to explain, there is a strong argument to get him in at least the Top 15. 

Vets Clutch For Stars

Plenty of critics harped on the Dallas Stars when they signed veterans Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski to some hefty contracts. Well, the Stars would not be playing tonight if they hadn’t.

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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