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The Boston Bruins Should Have Interest In Artemi Panarin

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

After plucking Taylor Hall, the reigning MVP, away from the Oilers in 2016, it’s a good bet Devils GM Ray Shero will be in the thick of the Panarin talks. Shero has the strongest roster of the three NYC-area clubs and he also is sitting on a $15.5 million pile of cap space, second only to the Dollar Store Hurricanes ($16.7 million).

Few clubs, if any, have the combination the Bruins can offer in the Panarin chase. Boston’s Russian population may be a little light, but it’s a first-class North American city, and the Bruins have abundant player equity to offer Kekalainen, be it in the form of young roster players and/or prospects.

Kekalainen’s target pool in a Boston swap no doubt would include the likes of Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo, and Jake DeBrusk — the three kids GM Don Sweeney would be the most reluctant to surrender — and any number of others, including Danton Heinen and Anders Bjork on the varsity, and AHL stock such as Trent Frederic and Urho Vaakanainen.

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Primis's avatar

“Boston’s Russian population may be a little light, but it’s a first-class North American city”

Stopped reading there.  There’s not possibly anything else of value in the rest of the article when that line has already been spewed.

Posted by Primis on 10/20/18 at 02:06 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

  “Boston’s Russian population may be a little light, but it’s a first-class North American city”

Stopped reading there.  There’s not possibly anything else of value in the rest of the article when that line has already been spewed.

Posted by Primis on 10/20/18 at 02:06 PM ET

it’s not much of a college town

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 10/20/18 at 04:24 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

I think any team with cap space and legitimate shot at the Cup should have interest in Panarin. He’s a unrestricted FA, you take at the trade deadline, and he signs wherever he wants in July. The jackets are in tough spot with this kid.

Posted by Down River Dan on 10/20/18 at 05:06 PM ET

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