Boston Bruins & Edmonton Oilers Working On Major Blockbuster Trade

Published February 29, 2024 at 12:00

As trade deadline rumors swirl, the Boston Bruins have thus far opted to maintain their roster intact.

However, recent speculation hinted at the Bruins' interest in Elias Lindholm or Sean Monahan, only to see both players land elsewhere.

Now, focus shifts to potential outbound moves from Boston. According to Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now, winger Jake DeBrusk could find himself heading to the Edmonton Oilers, who are in search of additional firepower for a playoff push.

«Does he wind up back west as a playoff rental for a contender out there – we've all heard the Oilers rumors – or does he become a playoff rental for the Bruins,» one NHL source asked Boston Hockey Now recently. «It sure doesn't seem like he's signing an extension – if he signs one – before the season's over.»

DeBrusk, currently an unrestricted free agent, has yet to secure a contract extension with Boston. A potential move to Edmonton, his hometown, seems logical given the Oilers' desire for offensive support alongside stars like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

Though DeBrusk's production has dipped this season, a trade could offer benefits for the Bruins, potentially yielding valuable draft picks and defensive depth in return for DeBrusk and potentially Warren Foegele.

With draft flexibility in the balance, a trade involving DeBrusk between the Bruins and Oilers might not be as far-fetched as it seems.

Source: Bruinsinsider
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Boston Bruins & Edmonton Oilers Working On Major Blockbuster Trade

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