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Torey Krug

The Boston Bruins trade rumors continue to percolate as a new team has entered the Torey Krug sweepstakes. Also, could the San Jose Sharks be a good dance partner for the Winnipeg Jets in a Patrik Laine trade? That and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links!

Could Bruins Trade Krug To Kings?

The Los Angeles Kings have long coveted Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug and have explored what it might take to acquire the rights to exclusively negotiate with the unrestricted free-agent-to-be. The Florida Panthers, Detroit Red Wings, and Colorado Avalanche are the other four teams known to have expressed interest in acquiring the Bruins leading points producer on their blue line for the last six seasons. 

Could The Sharks Trade For Laine? What About Bruins?

Colleague and friend Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now wonders if maybe there’s a trade to be made between the San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets? Peng suggests the Sharks see if some key Sharks and fan favorites could be enough to lure Laine away from the Jets. To this point, there have been no rumblings of the Bruins being in on Laine and that’s likely because it would take Charlie McAvoy being dealt to the Jets. 

Zito Off And Running With Panthers

Bill Zito wasted no time in getting to work as the new Florida Panthers General Manager. Zito already made a major trade since being hired on September 1 and he tells colleague George Richards that he’s not done. As mentioned above, the Panthers are in on Torey Krug. 

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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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Brian Dowd

If Eichel is truly on the trading block , why couldn’t / wouldn’t the B’s dangle Pastrnak as trade bait ? I’ll take a franchise center over a soft sniper 7 days a week . Not to mention the combined age of Bergeron / Krejci is 69 years old .

Gary VanDecar

Why would Krug have any interest in LA, When he said that he and his wife want to be near their families in Michigan. Fat chance i see LA as a contender anytime soon and Krug isn’t wasting his time in high taxed California. He’d want 7 x $10 mil to play for the Kings.

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