Flames Rumors: Noah Hanifin To Hometown Team Picking Up Steam

The Boston Bruins have emerged as a potential destination for Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin, according to reports.

Hanifin, a Massachusetts native who played college hockey at Boston College, has expressed his desire to return to the United States as he approaches unrestricted free agency.

With his strong two-way skills, size, and consistent point production, Hanifin could be a valuable addition to the Bruins' blue line.

However, acquiring Hanifin would come at a cost for the Bruins. The Flames have reportedly set a high asking price, indicating the high value they obviously place on their defenseman.

Trade discussions would likely involve the Bruins giving up at least one established NHL player. Proposed trade scenarios have mentioned players such as Brandon Carlo and Derek Forbort, along with prospect Fabian Lysell, as potential trade chips.

While the Bruins have shown interest, it is uncertain whether their proposed offers would be enough to entice the Flames into a deal.

Hanifin's availability may also attract interest from other teams, especially those in need of defensive reinforcements in a thin free-agent market. With Hanifin under contract for the upcoming season, Flames GM Craig Conroy can afford to be patient and wait for a favorable trade opportunity. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports