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Bruins Set To Acquire Star In Three Way Blockbuster Trade


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Austin Sabourin
March 5, 2024  (6:14 PM)
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The Vancouver Canucks made a notable move just a month ago, acquiring forward Elias Lindholm from the Calgary Flames to strengthen their top-six lineup.

However, recent reports from Chris Johnston of TSN suggest that Lindholm's tenure in Vancouver might be short-lived.
The Canucks have reportedly engaged in discussions with the Boston Bruins about flipping Lindholm to acquire Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
While this proposed trade scenario has potential, it would undoubtedly involve many moving parts. The Bruins could offer Jake DeBrusk and John Beecher to the Penguins, while the Canucks might include Vasily Podkolzin in the deal.
Before the season began, the Bruins were rumored to be seeking center help following the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. However, Pavel Zacha and Charlie Coyle have stepped up as the team's one-two punch down the middle, performing admirably.
Lindholm's name resurfacing in trade talks is intriguing, considering the persistent rumors surrounding him during his time in Calgary. Since joining the Canucks in late January, Lindholm has recorded two goals and six points in 14 games, boasting an impressive 58.1% faceoff win rate. However, Vancouver may prioritize adding offensive firepower on the wings rather than utilizing Lindholm as a third-line center.
As the Canucks aim for their third President's Trophy in franchise history, they're evidently striving to build a Stanley Cup-contending team. Despite the organization's 53-year history, they have yet to secure a Stanley Cup victory, having famously lost in all three Finals appearances.

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Charlie Coyle
Jake Debrusk
Elias Lindholm
Jake Guentzel
Pavel Zacha
John Beecher
Vasily Podkolzin
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