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Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark is at the center of trade rumors, with LA Kings, Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, and New Jersey Devils reportedly interested. Will a deal happen?

NHL trade rumors are heating up, and the Boston Bruins find themselves in a familiar position: fielding calls about star goaltender Linus Ullmark. Fresh off a Vezina Trophy win last season but relegated to backup duty behind the rising Jeremy Swayman, Ullmark’s future in Boston is uncertain.

While the 30-year-old netminder carries a reasonable $5 million cap hit for one more season, his no-trade clause provides leverage. Ullmark made it clear in his end-of-season media availability that he has the NTC “for a reason,” suggesting he’s not eager to leave Boston.

Ullmark Trade Buzz Heats Up: Will Bruins Part with Vezina Goalie?

Yet, the Bruins’ salary cap constraints and Swayman’s emergence make Ullmark a prime trade candidate. Teams in need of a proven starter are lining up, with the Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, and New Jersey Devils reportedly expressing interest.

The Kings, desperate for goaltending stability, view Ullmark as the missing piece to their Stanley Cup puzzle. The Senators, building a young core, see Ullmark as the veteran presence needed to solidify their crease. The Avalanche, aiming to bounce back from a disappointing playoff lose, crave the elite goaltending that Ullmark can provide. The Devils, finally boasting offensive firepower, need a top-tier goalie to complete their transformation.

The Bruins, known for their shrewd negotiating, won’t let Ullmark go for cheap. They’re reportedly seeking a first-round pick or a player of comparable value. This steep asking price could deter some suitors, but for teams desperate for a championship-caliber goalie, Ullmark might be worth the cost.

Whether Ullmark stays or goes, one thing is certain: the Bruins are in a position of power. They can either ride with their Vezina-winning tandem or capitalize on Ullmark’s value to address other needs. The coming weeks will reveal their strategy, and the goalie market could shift dramatically based on their decision.

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