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How many and what NHL teams are interested in Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk?

Who’s in the running for NHL Awards at the quarter mark of the season?

The Boston Bruins had a relatively calm and peaceful day Wednesday after a tumultuous Monday and Tuesday. We look back on one of the more chaotic days in recent team history in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links:

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After Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand was suspended on Monday, the Bruins began their day Tuesday with some troublesome news. Head coach Bruce Cassidy was placed in COVID protocol – thankfully with minor symptoms – and the Providence Bruins were in the midst of a rapid COVID outbreak that has since forced the AHL to reschedule their games for this weekend. (BHN)

 

 

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney then met with the media to address the COVID issues, the Jake DeBrusk trade request, Tuukka Rask and the Bruins goalie situation, and his assessment of the team at the quarter mark. As far as Rask goes, more and more it appears he’ll be donning the spoked B again soon. (BHN)

After Sweeney addressed the media, Marchand held court and was in fine chirping form. (BHN)

BHN then confirmed four teams that are interested in acquiring DeBrusk. (BHN)

During the Bruins’ game with the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night, Boston Bruins fans showered DeBrusk with boos and team president Cam Neely ripped DeBrusk on the 98.5 The Sports Hub first period intermission show. (BHN)

Sweeney confirmed he’s been fielding plenty of calls on DeBrusk from interested teams on the NHL trade market but DeBrusk didn’t do a great job increasing his trade value in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night. (BHN)

While Wednesday was thankfully a quiet travel day for the Boston Bruins as they headed down to Nashville for their game with the Predators Thursday night, my partner-in-scribe, Joe Haggerty, is forecasting a bumpy road ahead for the Bruins. (BHN)

National Hockey Now

Are the Calgary Flames one of the teams interested in trading for DeBrusk? (Calgary Hockey Now)

Our man in Toronto, Scott Cullen, has three Boston Bruins players as candidates for NHL Awards at the quarter mark of the season. (Toronto Hockey Now)

The ‘Gin and Juice’ third jerseys are back for the Pittsburgh Penguins! (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

NHL

The lads on TSN Insider Trading reported that as many as 12 teams are interested in DeBrusk. (TSN)

Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman also had some trade intel on DeBrusk in his latest 32 Thoughts. (Sportsnet)

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Rick W Murray

This team in my own estimation have blown it I don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. One and done. Sweeney and Neely have to go

Rick W Murray

I won’t watch another bruins game till Sweeney does something other than call up some pug from the minors

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