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Bruins Wrap: Bruins Chasing A Jakub & A Jacob Ahead Of Deadline?



NHL Trade

The Boston Bruins are still in the NHL trade sweepstakes for Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun but could a Jacob be in their backup plans?

What Bruins player would former NHLer and TSN/NBC NHL analyst Ray Ferraro come back as in his next life?

That and more in the BHN Bruins Wrap:

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins remain in the NHL trade sweepstakes for Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakub Chychrun but they have some stiff competition.

If the Bruins can’t get Chychrun, could they end up with a Jacob on their blueline? Various reports have the Bruins interested in San Jose Sharks rugged defenseman Jacob Middleton.

If TSN and ESPN NHL analyst Ray Ferraro came back in another life as an NHLer again, he would want to be Patrice Bergeron. That and more in the latest Pucks With Haggs episode with Ray, my BHN partner-in-scribe, and myself.

National Hockey Now

NYI: The New York Islanders showed leadership in their first in-person media availability after a tough 5-4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche Monday.

Pittsburgh: Can Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall address the team’s biggest need by the March 21 NHL Trade Deadline?

Philly: The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled defenseman Cam York.

Washington: Because I think the world of my colleague Sammi Silber at WHN, I’m linking her story on Putin’s Puppet. …I mean Alexander Ovechkin, so she gets the clicks. Other than that I could care less about his goal-scoring record chase. Unless he stops supporting Vladimir Putin before he breaks Wayne Gretzky’s goal-scoring record, it will be a black mark in the NHL record book.

Detroit: After allowing 45 goals in their last eight games, the Detroit Red Wings can pretty much kiss any chance they had of making the Stanley Cup playoffs goodbye.

Colorado: Should the Colorado Avalanche be worried as the NHL Trade Deadline approaches?

Vegas: How will losing to an inferior team like the Philadelphia Flyers affect the NHL Trade Deadline approach for the Vegas Golden Knights?

San Jose: What do NHL teams interested in San Jose Sharks defenseman Jacob Middleton think of his game?

Canada Hockey Now

Montreal: The Carolina Hurricanes are looking for help on their blue line ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline and they’re scouting the Montreal Canadiens who are openly entertaining trade offers for defensemen Jeff Petry and Ben Chiarot. Hmmmm….

Vancouver: As our colleague in Vancouver, Rob Simpson, pointed out, Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes has grown leaps and bounds as an NHLer this season.


As reported here before, the Anaheim Ducks are a team to watch ahead of the NHL trade deadline and they could be the perfect dance partners for the Bruins.

Not sure about you, but I cannot wait for Edmonton Oilers fans to absolutely shower Ovechkin with boos when the Capitals play there Wednesday night. Edmonton has the biggest Ukrainian population in Canada and seeing a man, that yes, despite what some believe, has a chance to influence change but doesn’t, has to be a slap in their collective face.

Congrats to my friend and former classmate at St. Sebastian’s High School (Needham, MA), Mike Grier, for being named assistant general manager of USA Hockey men’s team at the 2022 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Finally, for your Irish track of the day, some Tossers who are a brilliant Irish punk out of Chicago:






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