The Bruins aren’t against making a big move at the 2023 NHL trade deadline – or looking into it, anyway.
Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday at The Athletic that the Bruins have “inquired” with the Arizona Coyotes on defenseman Jakob Chychrun ahead of the trade deadline, which falls at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, March 3. LeBrun’s full article is about the “hockey trade,” which he describes as a trade involving a player who is NOT in the final year of his contract. A long-term purchase, as opposed to a rental.
Bruins GM Don Sweeney has been able to make multiple such deals in the past, and Chychrun would be another addition to the list – and a big upgrade for their defense. More on that below.