Bruins Unlikely To Target Hanifin Amidst Flames' Collapse

The Boston Bruins have blown expectations out of the water again as they have started the season 9-0-1. They are on track to being one of the best teams in the league again, which means the team will likely look to add at some point before the trade deadline.

The Bruins don't exactly have a ton of cap space, but they may need reinforcements for the playoffs. It has been speculated that the team could target Noah Hanifin of the Calgary Flames since the Flames have cut off contract talks with all of their players at the moment.

According to Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now, the Bruins have shown interest, but lack the cap space to likely make a move. Hanifin has a cap hit of $4.95 million AAV and is a UFA at the end of the season. Like most of the Flames, he has struggled and has just four assists in 10 games this season.

The Bruins won't want to break up any good thing they have by trading certain roster players in order to make a trade and don't have great picks/prospects to make a deal that would be suitable for the Flames. The Bruins seem unwilling to part ways with their rookies Matthew Poitras and Mason Lohrei with how good they are playing.

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