Rumors II: Bruins and Oilers

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: (mailbag) Asked about thoughts on trading Zdeno Chara while his value is still high. Haggerty thinks the Bruins could eventually look at the possibility of trading Chara if he continues to show his age.  They would need a good exit strategy and a defensive stopper that could come in and play 25 to 30 minutes a night. May not be a wise move to force someone like Johnny Boychuk or Dougie Hamilton into a bigger role when they are not ready. Chara was a Norris finalist last year and had an excellent season.Only way to get a top-six forward out of trading a defenseman would be moving Johnny Boychuk. Adam McQuaid, David Warsofsky or Matt Bartkowski won’t land you one. McQuaid, Warsofsky or Bartkowski would land your prospects or draft picks. The Bruins may prefer to get a more established player that could help them win now.
  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Staple’s weighs in on Joe Haggerty’s suggestion that a Nail Yakupov for Johnny Boychuk trade would help solve both teams issues. Staple’s doesn’t think the deal would work from the Oilers side of things. They might be interested in Boychuk for a lesser player or a pick. Boychuk’s value is not that high where it would require a player like Yakupov. The 30-year old Boychuk is entering the final year of his deal and will be a UFA after the season.


  1. Bob

    August 30, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I’m surprised that Haggerty didn’t suggest trading Chara to the Oilers for Hall, Eberle, Shultz, RNH and the 2015 1st round pick

  2. ChrisB

    August 30, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I think Haggerty should sober up before writing articles.

  3. coach

    August 30, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Yakupov is overrated. Time will tell taht

  4. Richard fournier

    August 30, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Trade boychuck and bruins finish third maybe fourth dumbass move

  5. Laurie

    August 31, 2014 at 10:48 am

    One more iffy year and Yakapov’s history in Edmonton and perhaps even headed to the KHL. I do think it could work for both clubs, but I’d rather see Boychuk and Kelly or Spooner go to Edmonton for Eberle. The Bruins would get a high scoring winger, while the Oilers would receive a boost at centre and on the back end.

  6. ChrisB

    August 31, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I really don’t see Bos/Edm making any deal at all anytime this upcoming season.

    I can see and Edm/Nas trade more likely happening, when Fisher comes back.