As the rumor mill continues to churn out its updates and tidbits between now and the upcoming trade deadline, you continue to get the sense that Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is a man who knows what he wants.
With the Bruins linked to countless options, one position has come into focus for the Bruins, and with some additional insight and further confirmation from Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman on Saturday night.
“I do think one of the reasons that [Vladislav] Gavrikov was given the trade-related sit-out by the Columbus Blue Jackets is because the Bruins are in on him,” Friedman said during a ’32 Thoughts’ segment. “I think they’re also looking at [Jakob] Chychrun, but I do think they’re in on Gavrikov as well. One of the issues, I believe, is [salary] cap. The Bruins have to do some things to make this work, but we’ll see where this goes over the next couple of days.
“I think left D is an area that Boston has targeted.”