Bruins Attempted Wild Trade With the Calgary Flames

Published March 7, 2023 at 9:00

The Boston Bruins look poised for a deep cup run after acquiring Dmitry Orlov and Tyler Bertuzzi. It appears they had their eye on one other player.

Bruins Attempted Reunion With Lucic

Drafted 50th overall in the franchise altering 2006 NHL draft (where Boston equally picked up Phil Kessel and Brad Marchand), Milan Lucic spent over a decade as one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL.

While he isn't the 60-point guy he was in his prime, he's still a force on the ice, and he's incredibly difficult to play against.

Making $5.25-million on the salary cap (including 750k retained by the Edmonton Oilers), it wouldn't have been an easy deal, but per Elliotte Friedman, the Bruins attempted a reunion with their former second rounder.

Friedman Reveals Rumour

On an episode of the 32 Thoughts podcast, Friedman was going over some weird trade rumours:

The wildest one I actually heard, and it obviously didn't happen, was Lucic and Boston, about the possibility of him going and having one last ride with the Bruins. I don't know if it even happened. Someone said to me they heard that rumour, but I don't know if that even happened.


While the deadline is over, and the Bruins already added what it could take to win another Stanley Cup, a reunion would have been a lot of fun for the Bruins at least.

Source: Bruins Insider
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Bruins Attempted Wild Trade With the Calgary Flames

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