NHL Rumors: Tampa Bay Lightning & Seattle Kraken Talking Trade

The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to add to their defensive depth before the 2023 Trade Deadline passes. As a result, they are currently browsing the trade market heavily. According to NHL insider Frank Seravalli, Seattle Kraken defenseman Will Borgen is one player who Tampa Bay could make a push for.

Borgen has been drawing attention from scouts around the league, so there are rumblings that the Kraken defenseman could find a new home at the trade deadline. The 26-year-old has quietly emerged as a full-time NHL defenseman this season, as he has two goals and 13 points in 51 games. With that, he has made a major impact physically, as he has a solid 135 hits.

Borgen would provide the Lightning with another bottom-pairing option as they gear up for the playoffs if they acquire him. On paper, there could be a real match here, but we will need to wait and see if a move centering around him occurs from here.

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