The Chicago Blackhawks
Truthfully I was not going to put the Blackhawks in this position, I had originally put in a different team but after thinking about it more I realized the Hawks really are the team that can offer the Bruins the best return.
The Bruins and the Hawks have players that need a fresh start in Jake DeBrusk with Boston and Dylan Strome with Chicago. The Hawks have the cap space to retain some salary and give Boston some breathing room to make another deal later this year, and Chicago can give DeBrusk a fresh start on a new team.
Strome is a former third overall pick in 2015 and has put up not-so-great numbers this season. In 26 games he has ten points but maybe the way Chicago has played and the fact that he has gone through two coaches could have played a part in that little success.
Boston would give Strome a fresh start which in the past ended up giving him his best season with 51 points in 58 games. Maybe a fresh start with a new team again could give him similar success through this season.
The Bruins are going to want to move on from DeBrusk, and they should make that trade sooner rather than later as the return probably won’t get better closer to the deadline. Moving DeBrusk to Arizona or Chicago could give them room with the cap to make another trade later, or they could send him to Edmonton to add some solid draft capital and young players for the future.
Boston has options, now they just need to make a deal.