NHL Trade Rumors: Senators Interested In Linus Ullmark; Required Cost Revealed

As the NHL offseason approaches, the Ottawa Senators are reportedly expected to ramp up their efforts to acquire goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Boston Bruins.

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen has highlighted that Senators’ general manager Steve Staios is keen to reengage with the Bruins following an unsuccessful bid prior to the March trade deadline.

The pursuit is driven by the Senators' urgent need for a stable goaltending solution, especially given the underwhelming performances from their current duo, Joonas Korpisalo and Anton Forsberg.

Speculation suggests that the Senators are preparing a more attractive trade package this time around.

According to Garrioch, a league executive hinted that Ottawa’s offer might need to include defenseman Jakob Chychrun, a first-round draft pick, and potentially another selection.

This proposal is designed to catch the interest of Bruins GM Don Sweeney, who has shown a long-standing interest in acquiring Chychrun. The offer aims to leverage the Bruins’ need for defensive reinforcements while facilitating Ullmark's transfer, given the emergence of Jeremy Swayman as a potential starting goaltender in Boston.

Ullmark, the 2022-23 Vezina Trophy winner, held a solid .915 SV%, 2.57 GAA, along with two shutouts and a 22-10-7 record over 40 games played this season.

The complexity of executing such a trade lies in Ullmark's modified no-trade clause and the competitive dynamics of the NHL trade market.

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