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The latest NHL trade rumors for the Columbus Blue Jackets feature the team trading either Andrew Peeke or Adam Boqvist for a forward.

The Columbus Blue Jackets aim to be playoff contenders this season, following a disappointing year last season.

NHL trade rumors suggest that the team is considering a trade involving one of their promising defensemen, with Adam Boqvist and Andrew Peeke emerging as the potential candidates to be moved.

Will the Blue Jackets trade Adam Boqvist or Andrew Peek?

According to Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff, the Columbus Blue Jackets have had discussions with several teams about some of their defensemen.

Seravalli mentioned in his online article that the two defensemen who are receiving the most interest are Andrew Peeke and Adam Boqvist.

In the offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames were mentioned as teams interested in Peeke.

Why would teams be interested in Andrew Peeke and Adam Boqvist?

Adam Boqvist, acquired by the Blue Jackets in the Seth Jones trade, represents the promise of youth and skill. Since entering the league, the 23-year-old defenseman has showcased his offensive talents, agility, and puck-moving abilities. Making a trade for a forward and moving Boqvist could be too enticing to pass up for a team focused on making the playoffs.

In contrast, Andrew Peeke has become a reliable presence on the Blue Jackets’ defense thanks to his size, physicality, and defensive skills. A trade involving Peeke could potentially bring in assets that address other areas of need, such as offensive forward.

Could a Peeke trade for Vancouver Canucks forward Conor Garland be in the works?

What are NHL fans saying about the Blue Jackets trading Peeke or Boqvist?

A trade for Conor Garland would make sense for both teams as long as the Canucks are willing to eat a part of Garland’s salary.

The Blue Jackets need a goalie. Maybe something can be worked out for Dan Vladar?

Peeke seems like the defenseman to be traded. Teams were interested in the summer and he would bring back the most value.

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