The current narrative that the Boston Bruins‘ longtime stars such as Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak are aging and running out of time is anything but true.
Since the start of 2022, the Bruins have reinvigorated their season with help from Jeff Swayman, the goalie who stood up in the wake of Tuukka Rask’s retirement. However, no team is perfect. Specifically, the Black and Gold are looking for more wing, defensive, and second-line depth.
Three players the Boston Bruins should consider picking up at the deadline.
The Bruins currently boast a 34-18-5 record while sitting at 4th place in the Atlantic Division. Although they’re sitting comfortably, there is still progress to be made. Who should the B’s consider grabbing at the trade deadline? Let’s find out.
Arizona Coyotes, Defenseman, Age 23, 45 GP, 5 G, 14 A, 19 PTs
Given Jakob Chychrun‘s age, contract, and on-ice production, it’s going to take quite the haul to nab this star defenseman from the Arizona Coyotes.
Considering Arizona is in the midst of yet another rebuild and the market is hot for Chychrun, their management most likely won’t mind sitting on offers for as long as it takes until they find a deal they like.
Anaheim Ducks, Defenseman, Age 28, 57 GP, 5 G, 16 A, 21 PTs
Hampus Lindholm is in the final year of a six-year deal worth $31.5 million with the Anaheim Ducks which he inked back in 2016. The 9-year-veteran has stacked up some impressive stats through 57 games this season and would make a welcoming addition to a Bruins team looking for defensive depth.
In addition, his affordable AAV allows Anaheim to use its vast amount of cap space to facilitate a trade if need be.
Philadelphia Flyers, Center/Left Wing, Age 34, 53 GP, 17 G, 23 A, 40 PTs
The heart of a rambunctious Philadelphia Flyers team, Claude Giroux may be out of his orange and white sooner rather than later.
Despite being in his mid-30s, Giroux has gotten better with age like fine wine. The 2006 draftee has 885 career points and has been the most consistent Philadelphia sports star since his signing in 2008. Giroux would be a great fit with the Bruins as he’s most likely seeking to sign with a contending team, although Philadelphia is going to want a king’s ransom in return.
The Bruins currently sit 4th place in the Atlantic Division with a 34-18-5 record.