By now, you should know the drill: If there’s a high-end center that’s on the trade block or entering the market, there will be a natural connection — or, at the very least, linking by way of curiosity and speculation — to Don Sweeney and the Bruins.
This is the ‘hole’ the Bruins have dug themselves through a mix of drafting elsewhere (or not at all thanks to their never-ending trading of top-64 picks) and relying on Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci to keep the ship afloat for the last decade plus.
That market added a new name this past weekend, with growing word that the Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois is not long for Winnipeg and that a split could be on the horizon.
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