Blockbuster Trade That Would Benefit Both Bruins & Kings

The Boston Bruins have explored trading Linus Ullmark, even after his Vezina winning season. The team was a big part of that and they have just been ravaged by the lack of cap space. Jeremy Swayman's contract kicked in and they barely got him signed for $3.475 million AAV. He is the future starter of the Bruins and I would argue that he could be starting right now.

Since the Bruins also know that, I think they were waiting to see how their new look centers do to start the season. While it hasn't been the disaster that many thought it would be, it has only been three games. The team's top-three centers are Pavel Zacha, Charlie Coyle, and Matthew Poitras, so I think the Los Angeles Kings could help with that.

On the Kings' side of things, they have gone into the season paying their two goaltenders a combined $2.5 million AAV. Even with a strong defensive team, the holes are going to break through. The biggest problem on the team is goaltending, and there's no solution after this season either. The Kings also have three very capable centers that they could afford to move one, especially with Blake Lizotte as the current fourth line center being able to move up like last season.

So, a blockbuster that would benefit both sides would be Ullmark moving to LA and Phillip Danault and another asset going to Boston. Danault is a great two-way centerman and the Bruins have always liked that on their roster. After the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, Danault would fit in well on the second line and relieve pressure. Danault is signed for the next four seasons while Ullmark is signed for two. It makes sense cap-wise and to fill the most glaring hole for each team.

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