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Bruins Daily: Kadri, Lucic, NHL Trade And Free Agent Rumors



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Former Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic is on the NHL trade market and the Boston Bruins should be interested.

That, more Boston Bruins news, NHL trade and free agent rumors and more in the latest Bruins Daily:

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As mentioned above and after seeing the bond that still exists between Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, David Krejci and David Pastrnak, why would Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney not bring him back for the 2011 Stanley Cup Reunion Tour he’s trying to book for this season?

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COL: Mark Seidel, who is the director of player personnel for the Barrie Colts, and well-connected, tweeted that it’s a done deal between unrestricted free agent centre Nazem Kadri and the New York Islanders.

NYI: Make no mistake, even if Seidel is wrong, the New York Islanders are still the frontrunners to sign Kadri, but will they need to do to make that happen?

BOS: Could the Boston Bruins wind up re-acquiring former Bruins winger and Bruins fan favorite Milan Lucic from the Calgary Flames on the NHL trade market?

PGH: Could the Pittsburgh Penguins still bring back Brian Boyle or Evan Rodrigues before the season starts?

WSH: Former Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny didn’t really want to leave the Capitals but he head to take a chance on what he thinks may be his last NHL season with the Seattle Kraken.

FLA: Former Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau will wear No. 10 for his team, the Calgary Flames, after being dealt in arguably the biggest blockbuster NHL trade since the NHL salary cap era began in the 2005-06 season.

DET: A year after the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Tyler Bertuzzi to a two-year, $9.5M extension, NHL trade speculation still surrounds Bertuzzi. 

SJS: Per our man in San Jose, Calder Cup-winning and Chicago Wolves head coach Ryan Warsofsky is set to join the San Jose Sharks as an assistant coach. So what will Warsofsky’s main duties be?

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MTL: There’s a slim but real chance that the Montreal Canadiens could have three healthy goalies on one-way contracts to start the 2022-23 NHL season. If that happens, Samuel Montembeault isn’t worried if he’s the odd-man out that gets moved on the NHL trade market or the waiver wire.

CAL: With the additions of Huberdeau and defenseman MackKenzie Weegar, what could the lineup for the 2022-23 Calgary Flames look like when the season begins?

VAN: My good friend Rob Simpson took a trip down memory lane and reminisced about the Pat Quinn days with the Vancouver Canucks.


Finally, I realize this isn’t an NBA or basketball site, but rest in peace and thank you to the greatest basketball player ever and social justice pioneer, Bill Russell, who passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday. For you Bill. I wish my native city of Boston did more to help the changes you battled for on and off the court. Thank you!


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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William Mahoney

Milan Lucic would be a good pick-up for the new young players to follow!


Please bring back Loooch!


Sweeney will not do what most fans want. Winnie, and Winnie do not know how to build a Stanley Cup contender. Lucic would be an excellent pick up but don’t get excited, it’s not going to happen, this is media stirring things up.



To name just a handful who I’d gladly replace with Lucic – even if he just sat on the bench staring down opponents. The team is just way too soft.

And they play like they know it.


Stop with the Lucic nonsense. He was terrible the last few years he played for the Bruins and hasn’t done much since he left. In the 7 seasons since he played with the Bruins he has only scored a total of 87 goals and is minus 21. He’s the last thing the Bruins need.

Mr Bruin4

Too slow too old

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