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Insider Reveals The Bruins Came Close To Trading Ullmark

Published March 9, 2024 at 0:03

Rumors have been swirling lately about the Boston Bruins potentially trading Linus Ullmark, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, to strengthen other areas of their lineup.

Today, hockey insider Kevin Weekes dropped a bombshell, revealing that Ullmark vetoed a trade deal the Bruins had in the works. According to Weekes, Ullmark exercised his 16-team no-trade clause, primarily due to geographical reasons.

@KevinWeekes on ESPN The Point says #NHLBruins thought they had something with Linus Ullmark, «so there was a deal that he essentially nixed, in large part based on geography, I'm told.»

Teams out West dominate his no-trade list. Earlier reports suggested the Bruins were in talks with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, and Detroit Red Wings, with the Kings as frontrunners.

Ullmark's teammate, Jeremy Swayman, has been outshining him this season, raising questions about Ullmark's future with the team.

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Insider Reveals The Bruins Came Close To Trading Ullmark

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