Boston Bruins Rumored to be Eyeing this NHL Superstar in Potential Blockbuster Trade

Published December 6, 2023 at 11:19

The Boston Bruins are not holding back this year, especially after last season's disastrous finish in the playoffs. Now, they are rumoured to be going after this star.

Bruins Rumored to be Interested in Steven Stamkos As He Remains Unsigned

The Tampa Bay Lightning are in an interesting position this season, as it is the first in a while that they are a potential bubble team to make the playoffs. It could be that the Lightning are entering the end of their dominant era. If that is the case, they may be considering moving some of their assets.

This, while it seems outlandish, could include long-time Lightning star and captain Steven Stamkos. Stamkos remains in the last year of his contract and unsigned, even though he has expressed interest in getting a deal done. Now, Elliotte Friedman has stated that if he remains unsigned and Tampa remains a bubble team, teams will be calling about Stamkos.

EF (32TP): "What happens if Tampa is a bubble team and Stamkos isn't signed at the end of the season?"

Marek: "Well, that's what Julien BriseBois talked about at the beginning of the season, we need to see what the season is going to be like here"

EF: "Teams are going to call"

Boston Bruins Could Use Stamkos To Fill Gaps Left By Bergeron and Krejci

The Bruins are handling the retirement of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci better than most had expected, however, its unlikely that this rate of success will continue into the playoffs. They need to find a player who can step up into the role left by Bergeron and Krejci, or trade for their replacement.

Tampa is so fascinating. Most of their core is signed for like 8 more years and they are all still elite. There's no way they can tear it down. But they could probably use a strong retool. I wonder if they trade Stamkos as a way to retool 👀

Steven Stamkos is exactly that player and could be the final piece of the puzzle for the Bruins to make a push for the Cup this post-season.

As seen on Bruins Insider - "Rumours Surface Regarding Superstar Heading To The Boston Bruins"
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