NHL Rumors I: Bruins Could Be Looking At Trades … Brodeur Unlikely For Leafs

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Bruins Johnny Boychuk is entering the final season of his deal that pays him $3.67 million and will be looking for a big raise on his next deal. The current range for him could be $4.5 to $5 million over six years. The Bruins could look at moving him this summer. He has a no-trade clause with a list of 15 teams that he can’t be traded too. The Bruins will be tight to the cap next season and they’ll have to give Carl Soderberg and David Krejci new deals next year. The Bruins need to be cautious when players like Alex Edler and Keith Yandle are being mentioned.
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Sources saying the Bruins could be active on the trade market leading up to free agency. Brad Marchand ($4.5 million) and/or Johnny Boychuk ($3.67 million) could be on the move due to the teams salary cap situation and their high value. The Bruins have about $9 million in cap space to find a right winger for David Krejci and Milan Lucic if they don’t bring back Jarome Iginla and to re-sign free agents Reilly Smith, Torey Krug, Matt Bartkowski and Shawn Thornton. They also need to find a backup goaltender.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “Brodeur in Toronto would be interesting. Marty is looking at the reality of being a backup but in the right circumstance” … “If Brodeur is willing to be a backup than he wants to be on a contender. I don’t think the Leafs are an option at this time”


  1. Sam

    June 9, 2014 at 9:41 am

    As a Leaf fan really hope all the rumours of Brodeur/Thornton/ Sharp etc are all ll false. Although truthfully the success of the Rangers have proven to me that the Leafs arent as far off as everyone thinks..really think we need to take a couple of steps back- not add an early 30’s centre. Deal Phanuef Kadri and the pick to Florida for the 1st and Gudbransson. Then either try to lock up Stastny and if not deal Franson to the Oilers for Gagner (same as Kadri). Our true core is very young- lots of time.let Bolland walk and use Bozak as the 3rd centre.

  2. Dave

    June 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I wonder if the Leafs and Sens would even consider a Spezza deal. Sounds crazy on the surface and I know the fan bases hate each other and whatnot, but Spezza was never really the source of animosity between the teams and is quite good and could be their #1 centre.

    Plus Spezza is from Mississauga(just outside TO) so who knows, maybe the Leafs were not on his ‘wont go to’ list.

  3. Jeff

    June 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Why in the world would the Coyotes trade Yandle?

  4. dave the jew

    June 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I love how the leafs are connected to every free agent and trade mentioned….
    what a joke

    spezza to the leafs…

    I have a man crush on malkin…please trade reimer (the sieve) and khadri

  5. Rob

    June 9, 2014 at 6:06 pm


  6. EastCoastHockeyFan

    June 9, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    no the leafs don’t need Spezza, they are not cup contenders next year, so there is no point in a one year rental of a center, especially one with health issues, i like Spezza but Toronto is not a fit, as well as big Joe isn’t a fit. unless there was a Towes stammer or Tavaris available then walk away, if its not a proven true super star number 1 stud center under 25/26 then don’t give up your assets (by no means do i think any of those mentioned are available or will be) keep grooming the young guys, and leave the ones that are over the hill and on there way out.
    all of you idiots that keep screaming for a Phanuef trade tell me this, WHO IS GOING TO TAKE THAT ROLL i don’t mean the C i mean who is going to qb the pp, pk, carry the number 1 pairing against the best players on every team night in and night out? give me that answer and i will say sure trade him, but there is no one better at this time available via free agency call up or trade (with out giving up every decent prospect in the system)
    said it before and ill say it again, let Bolland walk give Holland the chance to center the third line, give Kadri number 2 and let them have the chance to play the game and develop, IF you want to dump a rediculas contract trade Clarkson it was a piss poor move bringing him in, and a terrible contract IF there lucky they could trade him for a 4th round draft pick at the draft and call it a good deal. bring back raymond and kulemin for 2-3m each, give J McClement another 1.5 for 2 years hes a good guy in the room and on the ice for the fourth line. the fill in the rest of the holes with the marlies that are due a chance at the big club, d’amigo Ashton exc.
    also i would not hate the idea of bringing in Brodeur to mentor Bernier BUT i would rather Giguere, for the same reasion’s as brodure but at a lower cap hit, has also won a cup been around seen it all, Brodeur is my all time fav player BUT its time for him to hang them up.