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Insider Links Bruins Players to Oilers' All-Star Player in Trade Discussions


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S. Harper
April 4, 2024  (0:04)
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The Boston Bruins recently concluded what was arguably the most successful regular season in the history of their franchise, achieving an unprecedented number of wins and setting a new NHL record in the process.

However, in an unfortunate twist, the Bruins also fell victim to what is being called the most significant upset in the history of the NHL. Despite leading 3-0, they were defeated by the Florida Panthers, who made an astonishing comeback to win the series in Game 7.
Such a turn of events will undoubtedly prompt significant strategic changes from the Bruins' General Manager, Don Sweeney. Indications suggest that Sweeney is planning to introduce a new star player to their roster.

Bruins Looking To Make A Huge Impact

According to Jimmy Murphy from Boston Hockey Now, the Bruins are reportedly interested in acquiring Edmonton Oilers' star forward, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
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The 30-year-old was the first overall pick by the Oilers in the 2011 NHL Draft. Last season, he scored 37 goals and made 67 assists, demonstrating his considerable talent.

Nugent-Hopkins Would Be A Huge Star In Boston

However, there's a complexity involved in the potential deal. The Oilers' General Manager, Ken Holland, recently signed Nugent-Hopkins to an eight-year contract extension worth $41 million. Crucially, this contract includes a full no-movement clause.
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This means that any potential trade would necessitate Nugent-Hopkins' agreement to join the Bruins. Although such a move could be beneficial for him, as it could afford him a greater spotlight, particularly given that he's often overshadowed by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl in Edmonton.

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