Let the peak of NHL Trade rumor season begin!
The NHL Trade Deadline is a week from Monday and while the action hasn’t picked up on the NHL Trade market, the chatter sure picked up this Easter weekend. From the reigning Jennings Trophy winners, the Boston Bruins contemplating adding a goalie to the Toronto Maple Leafs acting like they don’t need goaltending depth, it’s time to decipher what’s real and what’s not a week from the NHL Trade Deadline.
More on that and more NHL Trade buzz in your BHN Daily Links:
Make no doubt about it, whether Tuukka Rask is between the pipes tonight or tomorrow, there has been ‘considerable concern’ within the Boston Bruins coaching staff and brass that he wouldn’t be back at all this season. That’s why according to multiple NHL sources, the Bruins aren’t taking chances. (Boston Hockey Now)
Could the Philadelphia Flyers, the team the Bruins are set to play tonight in Boston and tomorrow in Philadelphia, be ready to make a ‘statement trade’ to change the suddenly dire situation they find themselves in? (Off The Record)
Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney is on the hot seat and the sharks are circling, reminding him of what will go down as his biggest blunder, the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. From Hall of Fame hockey scribe Larry Brooks:
‘Again, I ask somewhat incredulously: The same people who passed three times on Mathew Barzal in the 2015 draft are still making the decisions for the Bruins?’
Ouch! That and more in his always must-read weekly column. (NY Post)
Could the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs end up in a bubble just as the 2020 run to Lord Stanley did? Apparently too many NHL players are starting to get too lax when it comes to NHL COVID protocol. (Sportsnet)
The 2021 Oscars are on April 25. Did Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby earn his nomination this past Saturday? (Boston Hockey Now)
Beware of the Panthers! They’re getting healthy again. (Florida Hockey Now)
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