Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk is still on the NHL trade market and the Vancouver Canucks reportedly still have interest in him.
The New York Islanders haven’t put the ‘Open For Business’ sign up yet on the NHL trade market but there’s already plenty of chatter surrounding them.
That and more in the latest Bruins Wrap:
Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron, who is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against the Islanders, disagreed with the six-game suspension his teammate and buddy, Brad Marchand, is serving.
Every Stanley Cup champion and legit contender for the better part of the last 10-15 years, has had an effective third line and the Boston Bruins are hoping that’s what they may have with the newly constructed Trent Frederic-Charlie Coyle-Craig Smith line. The problem is, with Bergeron returning and when Marchand goes back, can Cassidy keep Smith there?
Friend of BHN, Lyle Richardson (aka Spector), has all the latest NHL trade rumors including speculation on a renewed interest in Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk.
As I tweeted Thursday, nos so surprising there are crickets in Colorado over the dirty headshot by Nathan MacKinnon on Nolan Patrick Wednesday, and yet they wanted to call the police on Taylor Hall a few weeks back when his stick inadvertently hit MacKinnon’s face and broke his nose.
Funny how so many #GoAvsGo fans and some media covering the team are just fine with this sneaky DIRTY play by MacKinnon but were up in arms over Hall's stick accidentally hitting MacKinnon's face. @BOSHockeyNow @ColHockeyNow @VegasHockeyNow https://t.co/Jwl8EK0Ylk
— MurphysLaw74 (@MurphysLaw74) February 17, 2022
National Hockey Now
Philly: Amidst rampant NHL trade rumors on him every day, Claude Giroux addressed that and other topics. Our man in Philly, Sam Carchidi, came away thinking that it sure sounds like Giroux’s time is done with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Vegas: Jack Eichel made his Vegas Golden Knights debut Wednesday night, but the Colorado Avalanche shut out the Vegas Golden Knights.
Colorado: From the flip side, the Avs beat a team they think is unofficially cheating with their cap space situation. Check Adrian Dater’s headline for the victorious Colorado Avalanche.
Montreal: It doesn’t sound like Brendan Gallagher is putting himself on the NHL trade block. He sounds excited about rebuilding the Montreal Canadiens.
Vancouver: It was a scary moment for Canucks prospect Jack Rathbone who was stretchered off the ice in Bakersfield (AHL).
NYI: With their season all but a wash, NHL trade chatter is circling around the New York Islanders, and once again forward Jordan Eberle finds himself part of the banter.
Washington: Could Victor Olofsson be a fit with the Washington Capitals if they could pry him away from the Buffalo Sabres on the NHL trade market
Florida: The Florida Panthers continued to be the comeback kids in a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Florida Panthers recap.
While the Flyers continue to scout potential trade suitors for Giroux, namely the Avalanche, Elliotte Friedman points out (in his most recent 32 Thoughts) that Boston College defenseman Drew Helleson is an Avs prospect the Flyers may like. Friedman also mentioned that no one should sleep on the Florida Panthers when it comes to Giroux or any big-name player for that matter.
On Wednesday, Friedman also reported that Toronto Raptors Vice-President of Basketball Operations & Player Development Teresa Resch is a candidate for the open Chicago Blackhawks general manager job.
Per Darren Dreger, the Buffalo Sabres are listening to trade offers on former Bruins defenseman Colin Miller, Robert Hagg, and Cody Eakin.
What a bout between former Bruins fan Favorite Milan Lucic and Anaheim Ducks forward Nicolas Deslauriers!
Finally, congrats to the Canadian Women’s Olympic hockey team on another win over Team USA for a gold medal. This rivalry has easily surpassed the Men’s rivalry between the border countries.