NHL Rumours: Boston Bruins Asked About Vancouver Canucks Defender

Luke Schenn Trade

It’s time once again for another edition of NHL rumours. The rumours will come fast and furious in the upcoming weeks as we roll to the March 3 deadline. The Boston Bruins are in the driver’s seat for the President’s Trophy, but are seeking upgrades. We talked early in the week about shoring up centre depth. However, there’s also talk on beefing up the defence. One possibility is a Luke Schenn trade with the Vancouver Canucks.

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NHL Rumours

Boston Bruins Ask On Luke Schenn Trade

Rumour: Nick Goss of NBC Sports Boston reports that Bruins’ general manager Don Sweeney checked in on the availability of Schenn. Depth on the blue line is always welcome and Schenn would be a low-cost option. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native only has an $850,000 cap hit, which would be perfect as the Bruins dance around that cap number of $82.5 million.

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Vancouver may not be calling it a rebuild, but there are some pieces to be had at the deadline with the right deal. Names like Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser have been rumoured, but Schenn could also be on the move. Schenn’s contract comes up at the end of the season and might be the ideal depth rental for a contender.

What a Luke Schenn Trade Would Mean

Boston may not have to give up a lot to lend the 33-year-old. The Canucks are trying to gather up assets and getting something for the veteran is better than nothing.

Schenn won’t be asked to shoulder a lot of minutes with the Bruins set up with Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo and Hampus Lindholm. The former two-time Stanley Cup champion would be good on the bottom pair or an extra defender. One never wants an injury, but getting Schenn would be a nice contingency plan. Boston is playing well, but there’s always room for improvement.

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