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Bruins Wrap: Marchand Battling Slump, Boeser, NHL Trade Rumors

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With the March 21 NHL Trade Deadline fast approaching, the Boston Bruins appear to have found their stride.

Is Brad Marchand holding back his game because of his recent and overall suspension history?

That and all the latest NHL trade rumors in the latest Bruins Wrap:

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Are the Boston Bruins past the roller coaster stage of their season yet as the NHL Trade Deadline approaches?

Brad Marchand isn’t sweating his six-game goal drought but has the target from officials and the NHL Department of Player Safety changed his game a bit?

The Bruins will take on the suddenly red-hot and high-scoring Arizona Coyotes at TD Garden Saturday night. Expect plenty of goals and take the OVER 6!

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NYI: Mathew Barzal returned to the New York Islanders lineup on Friday night and our man on the Island, Stefen Rosner breaks his game down shift-by-shift.

Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Penguins winger Kasperi Kapanen is getting another chance to turn his season around and also increase his NHL trade value.

Philly: With Scott Laughton out indefinitely due to a concussion, Philadelphia Flyers forward prospect Morgan Frost has been recalled. Could this also serve as a showcase of the struggling Frost if he picks up his game before the NHL Trade Deadline?

Washington: Do the Washington Capitals make sense as a fit for Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser who is the subject of rampant NHL trade rumors lately?

Detroit: Thanks Tyler Bertuzzi still not being allowed in Canada due to his vaccination status, the Detroit Red Wings were forced to call up forward Luke Witkowski for their three-game roadie through Western Canada.

Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche got some unsettling injury news on captain Gabriel Landeskog and defenseman Samuel Girard on Saturday

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Vegas: With the Vegas Golden Knights slumping and just a loss and an Edmonton Oilers win away from falling out of the top eight slots in the Western Conference, will general manager Kelly McCrimmon make a deal before the NHL Trade Deadline?

San Jose: A 2021 NHL Trade Deadline deal has paid off for the San Jose Sharks.

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Montreal: TSN Insider Darren Dreger joined my partner-in-scribe at Montreal Hockey Now, Marco D’Amico and me on the latest MHN Podcast. Does Dreger think Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakub Chychrun gets moved by the NHL Trade Deadline?

Vancouver: Good on Vancouver Canucks fans for booing Vladimir Putin fan Alexander Ovechkin!

NHL

Ottawa Senators head coach D.J. Smith admits what we all know but players deny, that NHLers are definitely affected by NHL trade rumors.

Does a Mark Giordano trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs before the trade deadline just make too much sense?

Finally, with only five days until St. Patrick’s Day and eight until Parade days everywhere it’s The Peelers for your Irish track of the day:

 

 

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, 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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DonkaDoo

Enough with politics and sport. I get it, you don’t like Putin. I don’t care what you or any athlete think about anything. I think you’re all stupid.

DonkaDoo

Yea, I was looking to make sure Sweeney didn’t do something stupid like trade Swayman of Lysel.

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