RUMOUR: Calgary Flames Interested in Star Bruins Winger

Published August 19, 2023 at 6:31 PM

The 2022-23 season wasn't the best for the Calgary Flames, necessitating some moves for the team. It seems they've pinpointed a potential game-changer.

DeBrusk On Calgary's Radar

According to NHL Trade Rumours, Jake DeBrusk from the Boston Bruins is on the Flames' wish list.

In recent seasons, DeBrusk has positioned himself as a key top-six player. He's left with a year on his contract, which comes at a $4-million annual average.

Being from Alberta, the prospect of DeBrusk committing to Calgary for the long run is highly advantageous for the Flames.

Perfect Match?

Here's the trade breakdown as suggested by NHL Trade Rumours:

To Calgary: Jake Debrusk

To Boston: Mikael Backlund (25% retention) + 3rd round draft pick in 2024

With Backlund being 34, that is where the Boston Bruins get the 3rd round pick.

DeBrusk, a productive 26-year-old player for the Bruins, cannot fill the center position that the team needs to address before the season begins. With limited options in the trade and free-agent market, Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund may be the most suitable choice for the B's.

The Bruins are in the market for a center, and Backlund's proven two-way playing style might be just what they need. Could this be the perfect trade for both teams?

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