4 Trade Candidates If Bruins Try To Acquire Jets' Mark Scheifele

It's no secret that the Boston Bruins have weak center depth now that Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci both retired this summer. It was a nice final run, but the team is going to have some trouble competing. For the entire summer with these decisions looming, there have been talks that the Bruins are a top candidate to acquire a cheap but impactful centerman to help out in the top-6.

While Elias Lindholm's name has been brought up, his future with the Calgary Flames is currently unknown, unlike that of Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele. The Jets are going through some changes, already moving on from Blake Wheeler and Pierre-Luc Dubois. But since Connor Hellebuyck and Scheifele also don't want to stick around, the Jets can take advantage of a team trying to win and a big hole down the middle.

Nick Goss of NBC Sports Boston stated that Jake Debrusk could become a trade candidate if he doesn't re-sign before the trade deadline. He's a valuable piece that the Bruins can't afford to also lose for nothing. Others include Linus Ullmark if Jeremy Swayman steps up and proves that he is capable of starting for the Bruins full time. Then there is the case of the defensemen. Both Matt Grzelcyk and Derek Forbort are on expiring contracts and are movable players since they are useful players.

Scheifele is heading into the final year of his contract at just $6.125 million AAV and some can even be retained to make it work for the Bruins. Any of the four names on the Bruins I mentioned would work in freeing up the space to bolster their center position and make them more of a threat. Right now who knows what will happen with Boston this season. They were counted out last season and had a record-breaking run.

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