Bruins Rumors: 3 Centers Boston May Trade for Next Season

The Boston Bruins are going through a transition phase for the first time in almost 20 years. Patrice Bergeron has retired and the team is going to look much different down the middle next season. There's talks of the Bruins have a priority to acquire a new number one center at some point next season, here's who three pivots they could be targeting:

Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets

After it felt early on this offseason that both Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck were going to be moved by the Jets, now it's a wait and see approach. The Bruins will be ready should Scheifele's camp not be able to work out something long term with the Jets. East/West trades are always easier to pull off and Scheifele's game and professionalism would be a seamless fit on the Bruins. He holds a 10-team no-trade clause, but playing alongside David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand is something that normally gets approved.

Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks

Couture is in a much different boat as he has four seasons left on his deal at $8 million. At 34 years old, that's a lot to consider for the Bruins. There would certainly be some salary retention in this deal. Couture is coming off a fine season, putting up 27 goals and 67 points. He's played in a lot of meaningful hockey games and the big moments in Boston wouldn't be too much for the veteran center.

Christian Dvorak, Montreal Canadiens

Rival trades are rare, but the fit here makes a ton of sense for both sides. The only issue here is the fact Dvorak's a solid number three center and hardly a top-six option. However at 27 years old, there's still a chance he takes another step in his development and perhaps playing in Boston is all he needs for motivation. Dvorak wants a fresh start and this could make a ton of sense.

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