Boston Bruins are nervous to make trades because of this very real reason

Published February 2, 2023 at 12:29

The Boston Bruins have had an incredible season under new Coach Jim Montgomery's leadership. Boston is on pace for 135 points this season with a record of 38-6-5 on the year so far.

With this record, the Bruins are a shoo-in for the Stanley Cup playoffs this season.

«Boston is also believed to be in the left-defense market,» Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman wrote in his weekly 32 thoughts column. «Would not be surprised if they've checked in on Jakob Chychrun and Vladislav Gavrikov, among others.»

Friedman added: «They've got special chemistry, and tampering with that can be dangerous. But this is an absolute go-for-it year because you don't know how long the group will be together.»

The Bruins need help on left-side defense according to Elliotte Friedman, as he believed they were to be in on Vladislav Gavrikov and Jakob Chychrun who are both believed to be available. However, the Bruins don't want to ruin the group chemistry as it is, given this may be their "last dance together".

The cheaper option of the two for the Bruins would be Gavrikov, as he would slot-in in as a middle-pairing option on a playoff team. At the end of his current contract, he would be nothing more than a rental, an expensive one unless the next team he moves to can manage to extend him. Also with, Jakob Chychrun the Bruins and Coyotes had talked before, but I imagine with Bill Armstrong's monumental asking price for the defenseman, the Bruins kicked tires on him.

The fear of ruining a team's chemistry is a very real possibility, combined that with the President's Trophy Curse and the Bruins have a lot to consider ahead of the Trade Deadline. If the Bruins decide to break up the group, it will be done with every bit of consideration put into place.
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Boston Bruins are nervous to make trades because of this very real reason

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