NHL Rumors: Bruins Linked To Two Defensemen In Trade Talks

The Boston Bruins have emerged as prominent figures in recent NHL trade discussions, with their primary focus on bolstering their defensive lineup.

In these talks, two notable names have repeatedly surfaced: Tyson Barrie of the Nashville Predators and Tony DeAngelo of the Carolina Hurricanes, according to Boston Hockey Now's Jimmy Murphy.

Barrie, nearing the end of his contract with an AAV of $4.5 million, presents an attractive option due to his exceptional offensive skills from the blue line.

Meanwhile, Tony DeAngelo offers a more budget-friendly choice with a cap hit of $1.6 million, albeit with concerns about his attitude and locker room dynamics.

So far this season, the 28-year-old DeAngelo has scored a goal and eight total points across 18 games played, along with a -10 plus/minus rating.

Both Barrie and DeAngelo bring unique qualities to the table, including offensive prowess that could significantly benefit the Bruins, particularly on the power play.

However, the Bruins' decision-making process extends beyond on-ice capabilities.

This season, the 32-year-old Barrie has no goals, 10 assists, and a -6 plus/minus rating over 25 games played.

As General Manager Don Sweeney and the Bruins' management navigate the trade market to strengthen their defensive corps, they must strike a delicate balance between enhancing their blue line and preserving their cherished team atmosphere, which has led them to an 18-5-4 so far this season. Photo Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports