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    Report: Bruins and Oilers speculated in trade talks

    Tim Rosenthal December 4, 2014

    The Boston Bruins are struggling to put the puck in the back of the net. The Edmonton Oilers are rumored to be selling many of their assets in their never ending rebuilding project.

    Put the two together, and it sounds like the two could use each other for a potential trade.

    According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kyperos (via Twitter), there’s some strong speculation that the Bruins and Oilers are discussing about a potential trade.



    Currently, the Bruins are a little over $6.9 million under the cap according to Cap Geek. But even with a little more flexibility, General Manager Peter Chiarelli, who has made appearances in Buffalo and Chicago during the current west coast trip, will need to move some assets.

    Additionally, with the amount of no-trade clauses given over the years by Chiarelli – a tactic that’s recently been highly questionable – the Black and Gold could be in a bit of a hole. It’s hard to imagine Brad Marchand, Chris Kelly, Loui Eriksson, Milan Lucic and others wanting to go to Edmonton to be a part of the Oilers’ rebuilding project, and those are just a few names that could say no to any potential deal with their NTC’s.

    Moreover, the Bruins’ will be crunched with cap space when Zdeno Chara is taken off of long-term injured reserve.

    Jordan Eberle, David Perron and Nail Yakupov are the most notable names to be rumored to be on the Oilers’ trade block. Eberle makes $6 million per year for the next five years while Perron and his $3.8 million-plus cap hit – for the next two years – is a little more affordable, and Yakupov, the Oilers’ No. 1 pick in 2012, is on the final year of his entry level deal.

    Keep checking Bruins Daily for any further developments on the Bruins-Oilers trade speculation.

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    Tim Rosenthal

    Tim Rosenthal serves as the Managing Editor of Bruins Daily. He started contributing videos to the site in 2010 before fully coming on board during the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011. His bylines over the last decade have been featured on Boston.com, FoxSports.com, College Hockey News, Patch and Inside Hockey. You can follow Tim on Twitter @_TimRosenthal.


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