The Boston Bruins are in need of an offensive kick and could get it in the reigning Conn Smythe recipient.
Boston's Disastrous Offseason
The Boston Bruins' offseason has been one to remember for all of the wrong reasons. After setting records in the regular season and getting bounced in the first round, the Bruins have lost a lot of offensive firepower.
Between the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci as well as the departures of Tyler Bertuzzi
and Dmitry Orlov
, the Bruins have some massive holes in their offense.
Their top line currently looks like David Pastrnak
, Pavel Zacha
, and Brad Marchand
which is still a phenomenal first line but there are some glaring holes. Due to this, they are looking for some offensive kick.
Bruins Linked To Marchessault
Per insider Eklund of HockeyBuzz.com, the Bruins have interest in Jonathan Marchessault
Just talked to a source this morning who tells me the Bruins have interest in Golden Knight's Marchessault, whose contract is up at the end of the season. Vegas has never had a problem moving out icons..
Marchessault is entering the final year of his contract which will see him carry a cap hit of $5 million.
Last season, he posted 28 goals and 57 points in 76 regular season games but accelerated his production in the playoffs with 25 points in 22 games which was enough for him to earn the Conn Smythe.
Marchessault would come in and instantly be the Bruins third best forward which would help them in their quest for the playoffs. However, the question is not if he could help them but rather what the Bruins would need to give up to get the deal done.
As seen on HockeyBuzz.com - Bruins Talking Marchessault With Vegas?