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Boston Bruins Set To Complete Trade With Divisional Rival

Published February 5, 2024 at 0:23

In a recent Boston Herald article by Steve Conroy, the spotlight is on the pivotal issue of a contract extension for Jake DeBrusk with the Boston Bruins.

Conroy speculates on the potential scenarios if an agreement is not reached, suggesting that DeBrusk might become a valuable trade asset for the Bruins, bringing in high-caliber talent.

Having rebounded impressively after requesting a trade just two seasons ago, DeBrusk has showcased his scoring prowess, amassing 39 goals and 75 points in 111 games over the last two seasons.

Despite his undeniable talent, DeBrusk's impending unrestricted free agent status complicates the trade landscape. If an extension isn't negotiated before the March 8th trade deadline, Boston may face challenges finding a suitable trade partner unless they are open to acquiring additional assets in a separate deal.

Conroy emphasizes the importance of securing DeBrusk's extension promptly, citing Owen Tippett's recent eight-year, $49.6MM deal with the Philadelphia Flyers as a potential benchmark. While Tippett may lack DeBrusk's track record, a contract in the range of $52MM-$55MM over eight years is considered reasonable for the talented forward if negotiations progress before the trade deadline.
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