Bruins Rumors: Metropolitan Division Team Could Look To Trade For Jake DeBrusk

The New York Islanders are actively exploring trade options to enhance their roster for the upcoming 2023-24 season.

One player they have targeted is Jake DeBrusk from the Boston Bruins, a scoring winger who could provide an immediate offensive boost.

With the potential retirement of Patrice Bergeron, the Bruins might be interested in acquiring a reliable two-way center like Jean-Gabriel Pageau, making a trade involving DeBrusk and Pageau a potential match.

DeBrusk's goal-scoring prowess, demonstrated by his 27 and 25 goals in the past two seasons, makes him an appealing option for the Islanders.

While he is set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, acquiring him would address the Islanders' need for additional scoring and give them flexibility in their salary cap.

This trade could also open up opportunities for the Islanders to sign promising young forward Oliver Wahlstrom to a contract extension, ensuring long-term roster stability.

Although the final details of any potential trade remain uncertain, Islanders fans are hopeful that General Manager Lou Lamoriello can orchestrate a deal that strengthens the team's chances of success in the upcoming season.

Acquiring DeBrusk would bolster their offensive capabilities and potentially elevate them to contender status, while also considering their long-term salary cap plans. 
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