Report: Bruins on the verge of making a trade

A new deal on the way?



Are the Boston Bruins on the verge of swinging a deal? 

It sounds as though there could be one eventually in the works for help on the back end, according to an unnamed source speaking with Boston Hockey Now. According to the source, the Bruins are keen on adding a physical defenseman that can also move the puck: 

“As I’ve told you before, Donny would like to add a defenseman. …sounds like a physical one too,” the source told Boston Hockey Now late Tuesday morning. “He’s always going to be linked to [Noah] Hanifin, I get that, but I think they want a guy that brings more of a physical game and moves the puck. He’s been looking for a while now, and you gotta think that intensifies with the way they’re playing right now.”

In addition to Noah Hanafin, the Bruins have also been linked to another Flames defenseman in Nikita Zadorov, who has reportedly requested a trade out of Calgary.

“I look at the Bruins right now and the way they’re built – they’re big, hard on the forecheck and playing playoff style – I’m thinking Sweeney’s in on Zadorov,” an NHL source said to BHN then. “I know for a fact Sweeney’s looked into him before. They’ve been listening on [Matt] Grzelcyk. That could be a great 1-for-1 one for guys headed for free agency?”

The Bruins have suddenly lost four of their last five games, and are getting ready to take on the basement-dwelling San Jose Sharks on Thursday night; they've won two of their last three. 

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