Could the Boston Bruins actually trade a player to the hated Montreal Canadiens? Why are the Bruins considering trading Jake DeBrusk? The goalie carousel has begun and plenty more in your Boston Hockey Now Puck Links:
Could A Bruins-Habs Trade Happen Again?
The last time the two bitter rivals made a trade was on February 21, 2001 when the Bruins sent Patrick Traverse to the Canadiens in exchange for Eric Weinrich in a one-for-one defenseman swap. Arpon Basu and Marc-Antoine Godin did an in depth look at possible trade scenarios for Habs GM Marc Bergevin should he decide to trade his first round pick (16th overall) before or during the 2020 NHL Draft. Bergevin has said publicly that he’s willing to deal the pick in exchange for a top 6 power forward. Enter Jake DeBrusk! Could Bergevin and Don Sweeney even entertain a trade that would see DeBrusk head to Montreal and the Bruins reenter the first round of the draft?
Why Would Bruins Trade DeBrusk Anyhow?
So why would the Bruins trade a 23-year-old forward who just two seasons ago, lit the lamp 27 times in 68 games? Apparently this isn’t that surprising to many in the NHL and I explained why on Friday.
Penguins Sign Jarry And More Murray Speculation
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed goalie Tristan Jarry to a three-year extension worth $10.5 million and that carries an annual salary cap hit of $3.5 million. That of course triggered up the Matt Murray trade rumors again as the Penguins still haven’t been able to unload their goalie who won helped the Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. Colleague and buddy Dan Kingerski wondered if the rumors of the Minnesota Wild shipping goalie Devan Dubnyk and former Bruins forward Ryan Donato for the 31st pick overall in the NHL Entry Draft Tuesday become a reality, will that open up a spot for Murray in Minnesota?
More Rask To Avalanche Talk
This past week, we listed the Colorado Avalanche and the Calgary Flames as two teams that could be a good fit for the Bruins should they decide to trade Tuukka Rask. We then picked the Avalanche as the perfect fit and since then the Rask to Colorado rumors have percolated like the hops in a Colorado Microbrewery. On Friday, colleague and friend Adrian Dater looked at such a trade scenario from the Colorado perspective.
Golden Knights Lock Up Lehner
The Vegas Golden Knights locked up goalie Robin Lehner to a five-year deal worth $25 million. With Lehner carrying a cap hit of $5 million now and Marc-Andre Fleury with two more years at $7 million, Tom Callahan of Vegas Hockey Now believes Fleury’s time in Vegas is over.
Dupes Sunday Notes Always A Great Read!
Growing up, one of my favorite parts of the week was sitting outside or at the kitchen table and reading the Boston Globe Sunday Hockey Notes from hall of famer Kevin Paul Dupont. It’s actually one of the influences on how I became a puck scribe myself and thankfully I’ve gotten to know ‘Dupes’ over the years as a colleague. I still and will never stop reading it because when Dupes drops trade ideas he has a reason and he’s always onto something! This week he proposed what’s becoming a more realistic way by the day for the Bruins to unload $14.25 million in cap space.