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Bruins Wrap: MacKinnon Skates Free, More Chara, NHL Trade Rumors



NHL Trade

As the clock ticks down to the March 21 NHL trade deadline, Boston Bruins social media debates the idea of the team reacquiring former Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.

While that seems like a fantasy, who are some real contenders to acquire the defenseman who has now played more NHL games than any other NHL d-man?

Could the Toronto Maple Leafs solve their blue line issues and acquire a center in the same trade?

That and more in the latest Bruins Wrap: 

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins didn’t shake the NHL trade market by any means Tuesday but they did acquire a solid defensive prospect in Franklin, MA native, and Providence College defenseman Michael Callahan.

Did Nathan MacKinnon get away with abuse of an official? Sure seems that way, and one has to wonder if that was Brad Marchand taking a two-hand swing with his stick at a linesman what the punishment would’ve been?

Bruins social media is abuzz and seemingly split down the middle when it comes to the team re-acquiring their former captain Zdeno Chara on the NHL trade market.

National Hockey Now

NYI: Congrats to ‘Big Zee’ on breaking Chris Chelios’ record for most games played for an NHL defenseman in the 5-2 win for the New York Islanders Tuesday night.

Philly: Former Philadelphia Flyers forward Ryan White’s three-year-old son is battling an incurable brain tumor. As a father myself, I cannot even fathom what this must be like. My heart goes out to the White family. 

Pittsburgh: Would acquiring Chara on the NHL trade market make sense for the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Detroit: More on the Detroit Red Wings and the Bruins talking on the NHL trade market



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San Jose: Is it time for the San Jose Sharks to finally move center Tomas Hertl on the NHL trade market?

Montreal: New Montreal Canadiens beat reporter for Montreal Hockey Now, looks at the Canadiens-New York Rangers NHL trade rumors and wonders if Rangers prospect Vitali Kravtsov makes sense for the Habs?


Is Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm the best rental d-man available?

What are some potential wild card trades that could surprise people?

The Toronto Maple Leafs need another defenseman with Jake Muzzin out but could they get one in a package deal that would also send Vancouver Canucks center J. T. Miller back to the Leafs?

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With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN,, 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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Rick W Murray

No to Chara too old too slow

William Mahoney

Chara is very valuable to be in the Bruins locker room especially with the young players plus being on the ice with his big body can add lots to the defensive effort. Why not add him now?

Chuck Rose

I’d take Chara as long as it’s for “future considerations” AKA “a bag of pucks”.

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