The Boston Bruins have reportedly rejected two significant trade offers.
Sportsnet insider Eliotte Friedman is now reporting that both Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba and Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog were offered to Boston, but general manager Don Sweeney wasn't willing to pay the price.
“It sounds like a lot of teams are trying to get their hands on Brandon Carlo, the young defenseman from Boston, but so far they’ve resisted Jacob Trouba and Gabriel Landeskog deals for him,” said Friedman as per Fanrag Sports. “So that tells you that if you want a young player or a young player with term, it’s going to cost you and it’s going to cost you big.”
While some may argue that the Bruins should have made the deal, Bruins insider Joe Haggerty described the thought of trading Carlo as an "unthinkable notion."
The notion of trading Charlie McAvoy or Carlo should be a non-starter, even for a talented 24-year-old player like Landeskog who has years of solid productivity in front of him. It appears the Bruins agree, especially now that Carlo has impressed in his first half-season in the NHL and McAvoy dominated all the big moments in helping Team USA win the World Junior championship.
What do you think? Should the Bruins have made either trade?