This offseason, there have been numerous NHL trade rumors surrounding the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins in the NHL.
With the recent retirement announcements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krecji, rumors have suggested the team is seeking a center via trade.
Elias Lindholm has been linked to the Boston Bruins, but he could be re-signing in Calgary rather than being shipped out by the team.
The Bruins have expressed interest in acquiring center Mikael Backlund as part of a trade involving the return of Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk to Calgary.
Will Jake DeBrusk be traded to the Calgary Flames?
Jake Debrusk has had a tumultuous time in Boston. He was in the doghouse when Bruce Cassidy was the coach and requested a trade out of Boston.
Last season DeBrusk turned things around as he put up 50 points (27g, 23a) in 64 games played. But this has not stopped the NHL trade rumors from suggesting he will be traded.
The proposed Jake Debrusk trade to Calgary for Mikael Backlund
To Calgary: Jake Debrusk
To Boston: Mikael Backlund (25% retention) + 3rd round draft pick in 2024
With Backlund being 34, that is where the Boston Bruins get the 3rd round pick.
DeBrusk, a productive 26-year-old player for the Bruins, cannot fill the center position that the team needs to address before the season begins. With limited options in the trade and free-agent market, Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund may be the most suitable choice for the B’s.