Boston Bruins trying to make a trade for Gabriel Landeskog
CSNNE.com: Joe Haggerty reports the Boston Bruins are currently focused on getting left wing Gabriel Landeskog from the Colorado Avalanche. Haggerty acknowledges the 24-year-old Landeskog would be a big, skilled winger who could produce with Bruins center David Krejci.
The Hockey News reports Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic apparently sought rookie defenseman Brandon Carlo in return for Landeskog.
The Bruins rejected that offer, countering with promising – but untested – blueliner Jakub Zboril. Rumors are Zboril, fellow defense prospect Jake DeBrusk, blueliner Joe Morrow and the Bruins first-round pick in 2017 could be part of a package for the 24-year-old Landeskog.
If GM Don Sweeney won’t budge on Carlo, it’s unlikely he can put together a different offer that convinces Sakic to part with Landeskog. Sweeney must also shed salary to make room for Landeskog’s $5.5- million annual salary-cap hit.