Linus Ullmark's fate with Bruins reportedly decided

His name has been included in trade rumors.



Rumors of the demise of the Boston Bruins have clearly been greatly exaggerated, as they currently lead the Atlantic Division with an 11-1-2 record. 

But even so, goaltender Linus Ullmark has still found his name surrounded in trade rumors, despite the fact that he's the reigning Vezina Trophy winner. In fact, one particular destination that he's been linked to is the Edmonton Oilers, as they're having a stunningly poor start to the year that has already resulted in the waiving of goaltender Jack Campbell and the firing of head coach Jay Woodcroft. 

Is Ullmark still a realistic destination for Ullmark? According to Boston Hockey Now during a conversation with two anonymous NHL executives, most likely not. 

“Hey, anyone can be traded, right? If Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky got dealt, then anyone is fair game,” one NHL executive stated. “But right now, I’d say Ullmark’s not going anywhere. Why the hell would Donny mess with what he’s got going on there with Ullmark and Swayman? They are the biggest reason for their amazing start.”

“Are you kidding me with that question?” he asked. “There’s no reason for the Bruins to do that right now, and Buccigross’ tweet proposal was pure clickbait."

The tweet from NHL analyst John Buccigross for those who missed it: 

“I read your column, and you were right to point out that even if this proposal or any other became reality, Ullmark’s still probably gotta approve the trade, and as you pointed out, he loves it in Boston,” the source added. “How many people are happy getting traded to Edmonton, especially right now?”

That appears to settle that - especially given the fact that the Oilers have barely over $25,000 in available cap space in which to work. 

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