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Bruins find Bergeron's replacement

JUL 27, 2023   |   BY HUNTER BOWMAN
With Patrice Bergeron's illustrious retirement, the Boston Bruins now face the challenge of bolstering their center position.

The team has been carefully considering potential candidates, and it all comes down to two players, both entering the final year of their deals.

One of the players on the Bruins' radar is Mark Scheifele from the Winnipeg Jets. However, their primary focus lies on Elias Lindholm from the Calgary Flames.

Lindholm perfectly fits the Bruins' longstanding need for a skilled two-way centerman, making him a more enticing prospect than Scheifele.


Notably, Lindholm's contract comes at a more affordable cap hit of $4.85 million, compared to Scheifele's hefty $6.125 million deal.

The Bruins are meticulously managing their budget this season, particularly with players like Jeremy Swayman and Trent Frederic still negotiating contracts and the recent departure of Taylor Hall through a trade.

While Scheifele is indeed available for a potential trade, following his announcement of not re-signing with the Jets, Lindholm's situation remains uncertain.

As one of several players on the Flames with contracts ending after the upcoming season, Lindholm seems to be patiently assessing his options. A decision on his future may not come before the season kicks off, with the possibility of the Flames opting to trade him.

The Bruins could potentially offer up Trent Frederic as part of the trade package if they pursue Lindholm, though the Flames seem more focused on staying competitive rather than entering a full rebuild.

Ultimately, the Boston Bruins must make a calculated move to secure a strong center presence now that Bergeron's exceptional career has come to an end. The fans eagerly await the team's decision as the new season draws near.

Source: Nhltraderumors
DO YOU THINK THE BOSTON BRUINS SHOULD PRIORITIZE PURSUING ELIAS LINDHOLM AS THEIR TOP TRADE TARGET FOR THE CENTER POSITION?
JULY 27      369 ANSWERS
YES28577.2 %
NO8422.8 %
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