TOFFOLI OR FIALA ON BRUINS’ RADAR?
- Jimmy Murphy from Boston Hockey Now recently reported the Boston Bruins are doing due diligence on Tyler Toffoli and other members of the Los Angeles Kings.
- Murphy cites an NHL source claiming the Bruins’ interest in Toffoli is exploratory at this point as they attempt to determine the asking price for the 27-year-old winger.
- Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and Hockey Night In Canada recently confirmed the trade speculation that Kings GM Rob Blake has indeed put the for sale sign up on everyone but Doughty and Kopitar.
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- Murphy also claims another NHL source said Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin is receiving plenty of interest in Kevin Fiala.
- The 23-year-old winger is earning $3 million annually on a two-year contract.
- He’s been a healthy scratch on more than one occasion.
- The source noted the Bruins looked at Fiala during his days with the Nashville Predators but couldn’t say if they’re revisiting that interest.
- Bruins GM Don Sweeney isn’t in any hurry to make a move with his club off to a strong start.
- But he’s still keeping an eye on the trade market for a second-line winger.
- That move could come in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline.
- That’s usually when he makes his biggest in-season deal.
- He acquired Rick Nash near the 2018 deadline and Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson last February.
- Toffoli would provide more immediate help to the Bruins.
- Fiala is younger, has offensive potential and would be more affordable to acquire.
- Toffoli, however, is a better two-way player with Stanley Cup experience.
Sources & Credits: Jimmy Murphy, Boston Hockey Now, Spectors Hockey
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