BREAKING: Boston Bruins Linked to The 'Baddest Man' in The NHL

Published May 26, 2023 at 0:00

Ryan Reaves, the hard-hitting forward for the Minnesota Wild, finds himself in a position where a new contract is on the horizon. However, his desire for a multi-year deal might complicate matters if Minnesota is only willing to commit to him for the upcoming season.

Should Reaves venture into the free-agent market this summer, numerous teams are likely to express their interest in acquiring his services. While his offensive contributions may not be overwhelming, his tenacity and physical presence make him an invaluable asset for any team. With that in mind, let's explore three potential landing spots for Reaves if the Wild decide to part ways with him.

One team that stands out as a potential suitor for Reaves, and has been linked to his services is...

The Boston Bruins

As the offseason approaches, the Bruins will have several bottom-six forwards, namely Garnet Hathaway, Tomas Nosek, and Nick Foligno, set to become unrestricted free agents. Consequently, the addition of an experienced and rugged forward like Reaves should undoubtedly be on the Bruins' radar.

Considering Boston's current forward depth, Reaves would be an excellent fit for their fourth-line right wing position. Although the departure of Hathaway would leave a void, bringing in a player of Reaves' caliber would undoubtedly soften the blow. At a potential league-minimum contract, why not?

Moreover, it appears that Reaves would be receptive to the idea of joining the Bruins.

Boston is widely regarded as a Stanley Cup contender, and Reaves himself has yet to capture hockey's ultimate prize. Furthermore, his gritty style of play aligns perfectly with the franchise's storied tough identity. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether Boston will make a strong push to secure his services this offseason.

In addition to the Bruins, reports have linked Reaves to two other teams: the Calgary Flames and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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BREAKING: Boston Bruins Linked to The 'Baddest Man' in The NHL

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