The Boston Bruins are in a very interesting spot as an organization. Following the greatest regular season in NHL history, they have a lot to reevaluate.
Bruins Eyeing Blockbuster Trade
It's no secret that the Bruins' window is closing.
Patrice Bergeron and David Krecji are possibly retiring as soon as this season, and Brad Marchand
is actively regressing.
With Charlie McAvoy
and David Pastnrak on big money contracts, the Bruins will have to get creative with their off-season moves. They will likely have to let go of deadline acquisitions Dmitry Orlov
and Tyler Bertuzzi
, and they may have to trade a piece like Matt Grzcylek or Mike Reilly
to make their cap work.
Thus, it appears they have set their eye on a big, long-term cap controlled piece - former first overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Nugent-Hopkins a Main TargetRyan Nugent-Hopkins
had a career 104-point year in 2022-23. A lot of this was a result of his place on the Oilers' logic-defying power play with Connor McDavid
and Leon Draisaitl
, but he is still an incredibly player nonetheless.
He has six years left on a contract paying him only $5.125-million annually, and, if he is willing to waive his No-Move Clause, could be a phenomenal fit for the Boston Bruins.
The Boston Bruins are expected to pursue Ryan
Nugent-Hopkins as their big "off-season swing" in order to try and make another run at a Stanley Cup. Per, Jimmy Murphy.
In exchange, the Bruins are willing to trade Matt Grzelcyk, and have already been attempting to shop Taylor Hall
The British Columbia native could be exactly what the Bruins need to stay in contention a while longer - the only question is if he would be willing to leave the only team he has played for in his NHL career.