Boston Bruins Set To Combine For Blockbuster Trade With Rival

Austin Sabourin
January 13, 2024  (0:25)

Bruins GM in a press conference

As the Boston Bruins grapple with injuries during a demanding stretch in their schedule, trade speculations are gaining traction, particularly with the March 8 NHL trade deadline looming.

The injury bug is becoming pervasive not only for the Bruins but for several NHL teams, prompting them to assess their needs and potential trade targets.
While the Bruins are reportedly in the market for a top 6 center, recent reports suggest they are also exploring options for middle-six scoring, whether at the center or wing positions.
In a recent TSN Insider Trading episode, Darren Dreger revealed that the Montreal Canadiens are actively seeking to trade forward Sean Monahan, a potential 2024 unrestricted free agent on a one-year, $1.98 million contract. The Bruins are among the teams identified as potential suitors for the 29-year-old forward.
Dreger stated,
«No different from any other year, there are teams looking for centremen and depth at that position – or a top-two or top-three centreman.»
He highlighted the Bruins, along with the Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, and Washington Capitals, as teams exploring options leading up to the trade deadline.
Monahan, healthy and having a decent season with 11 goals and 13 assists in 41 games, was reportedly granted an agreement during the offseason that the Canadiens would trade him to a contending team or a team of his choice when the time is right.
As the Bruins wrap up a challenging four-game road trip against the Blues in St. Louis, injuries to key players, including goalie Linus Ullmark, defenseman Brandon Carlo, and rookie center Matthew Poitras, have intensified their need for additional depth. With Carlo on injured reserve and Ullmark and Poitras expected to sit out the next game, the Bruins may be inclined to bolster their roster with veteran depth in the middle six.
The prospect of acquiring Monahan, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound forward with a solid track record, aligns with the Bruins' current needs. Despite the historical rivalry between the Bruins and Canadiens, the evolving dynamics of the sports world make such cross-team trades more feasible.
As the trade deadline approaches, the Bruins face critical decisions in addressing their roster challenges and pursuing potential additions to enhance their competitiveness in the league.
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