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The Bruins need to give up a big package in order to land a player of Bo Horvat’s caliber.
Despite the 2023 NHL trade deadline being over a month away, the New York Islanders decided to make their big move in late January with the addition of Horvat. They sent a first-round pick, forward Anthony Beauvillier, and top prospect Aatu Raty. So that now begs the question: if the Bruins want to trade for a true impact player like Horvat, what do they need to give up?
Ty Anderson and I explored that question on the newest episode of the Sports Hub Underground podcast, which you can listen to above (trade talk starts around the 20:30 mark). We agreed that, while the Canucks got a good return for Horvat, they really got the bare minimum, baseline deal you could get for a plug-and-play goal-scoring top-six forward.
So, what is the Bruins’ baseline?