Bruins Rumors: 4 Teams Linked To Linus Ullmark

The Boston Bruins moved a lot of cap out and made room on their roster for next season, but for what? They have made minimal impact additions, so something might be in the works, whether it be a trade or adding a bigger name free agent. Even if they don't necessarily need to free up a ton more cap space, they have two very capable goalies that can be starters. It just doesn't make sense for them to continue on with both, especially when Jeremy Swayman needs a contract.

Linus Ullmark appears to be the goalie that would be moved of the two since he's older and on a more expensive contract. Having said that, Sportsnet has connected them to four teams that could take a stab at trading for him. Those teams include the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, and Arizona Coyotes.

Two of those teams would need to move one of their current goaltenders, likely not back to the Bruins due to the cap. The Maple Leafs have Ilya Samsonov, albeit not signed yet, and the Oilers have Jack Campbell, on the same contract as Ullmark at $5 million AAV. Even if the Bruins get a first and more in that exchange, that's dealing the Vezina Trophy winner for someone who had his worst season of his career. That being said, the Oilers are not an option this season because if they bite the bullet and move Campbell at any time, he would be replaced with someone much cheaper, not the same price.

The Kings and Coyotes are intriguing ones though as they both have a lot of solid assets to move in a deal. The Kings might have signed Cam Talbot for one year at $1 million AAV and also have Pheonix Copley, but Ullmark would be an upgrade to them both and the team isn't really spending anything on goaltenders as it is right now.

As for the Coyotes, they are trying to get more competitive and could use someone like Ullmark for a few seasons to help them head in that direction. Other areas have been addressed, but getting a Vezina winner would be huge for them. Goaltending is always a big thing for the Coyotes as they produce solid ones and their netminders always do well.

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