BREAKING: Bruins could possibly trade this goalie to acquire a top line center at the deadline

Published August 6, 2023 at 6:05 PM

Despite an exceptional regular season in 2022-2023, the Boston Bruins faced a heartbreaking first-round playoff exit in seven games against the Florida Panthers, who eventually reached the Stanley Cup Final.

Heading into the 2023-2024 season, the Bruins will have a notably different look on the offensive side. Departures of key players like Taylor Hall and Tyler Bertuzzi, along with David Krejci's uncertain status and the significant loss of Patrice Bergeron due to retirement, present challenges for the team.

Nonetheless, the Bruins remain determined to field a strong roster for the upcoming season. According to reports from [], the team's management might explore offensive reinforcements by considering a trade involving one of their goaltenders.

Jeremy Swayman's situation has been a topic of much discussion lately, and the young Bruins goalie has recently agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.475 million for the 2023-2024 season.

While Swayman possesses great potential, experts have been speculating that if a goaltender is traded, it is more likely to be him rather than Linus Ullmark, who just won the Vezina Trophy.

Should Swayman become available for a trade, the Bruins' GM, Don Sweeney, may have the opportunity to acquire a top-line center to address the void left by the departures of Bergeron and possibly Krejci. Swayman's potential as a future NHL number one goaltender could be a valuable asset in such a trade scenario.

Various opinions on the matter have been discussed, as highlighted in the Spittin' Chiclets podcast.

For the time being, the Bruins are expected to start the next season with the Ullmark-Swayman goaltending tandem. However, the situation surrounding Swayman's future will be closely monitored throughout the summer.

In the event Swayman becomes available, numerous teams, including Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens, are likely to express interest and make inquiries.

The trade possibilities add further intrigue to the offseason landscape as teams prepare for the upcoming NHL season.

Source: Habsfanatics
August 6   |   60 answers
BREAKING: Bruins could possibly trade this goalie to acquire a top line center at the deadline

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