Don Sweeney and the Bruins had themselves a wild trade deadline.
They struck early on a deal to bring Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway to the Bruins for Craig Smith and picks. They then went out and added Tyler Bertuzzi in the immediate aftermath of injuries to both Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno.
It was about as clear of a ‘we’re all in’ message that Sweeney & Co. could’ve sent to the B’s dressing room and beyond.
But their deadline could’ve been even wilder, at least according to one rumor that made its way to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman in the immediate aftermath of the 2023 trade deadline.