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The Bruins may be making a mistake

JUL 29, 2023   |   BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
The Boston Bruins are facing the challenge of finding a worthy successor to the recently retired Patrice Bergeron, a beloved figure in the team's history.

As August approaches, NHL trade rumors abound, and the Bruins are exploring options to strengthen their center position. One player linked to the team is Elias Lindholm of the Calgary Flames.

A potential trade partner for the Bruins could be the Vancouver Canucks, who are eager to shed salary and create necessary salary cap space.

Could a deal be in the works? The Boston Bruins may package Pavel Zacha in a trade for the Canucks' J.T. Miller.


Miller's name was often part of last season's NHL trade rumors mill, but despite signing an eight-year contract extension with the Canucks, a trade is still a possibility if he waives his no-move clause to join a preferred team, such as the Bruins.

Playing alongside dynamic scorer David Pastrnak could be an enticing prospect for Miller.

But what would it take for the trade to come to fruition? The Vancouver Canucks would receive the Bruins' first-round pick in 2026, Pavel Zacha, and prospect Fabian Lysell.

In return, the Boston Bruins would acquire J.T. Miller and a 2024 fourth-round pick from the Canucks.

Should the deal materialize, the Canucks would benefit from much-needed salary cap relief of $3,232,527, while the Bruins would secure a potential first-line center in Miller.

As the NHL trade market heats up, the Boston Bruins are actively seeking to bolster their lineup and fill the void left by Bergeron's retirement.

Source - nhltraderumour
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