Boston Bruins reporter leaks major trade information in the Blackhawks organization

Published December 26, 2023 at 5:22 PM
The latest buzz from Boston Hockey Now, courtesy of Bruins reporter Jimmy Murphy, hints at major trade talks involving a Chicago Blackhawks forward.

Inside information suggests that the Blackhawks have told teams Johnson's availability in the NHL trade block, catching the attention of the Boston Bruins, who are on the lookout for a second-line center.

The Bruins reporter stated the following:

''An NHL executive source has confirmed to Boston Hockey Now that the Chicago Blackhawks are letting it be known that center Tyler Johnson will be available on the NHL trade market''

''The Boston Bruins have constantly been linked to Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm in NHL trade rumors this season. Last week on ‘TSN Insider Trading‘ NHL insider Pierre LeBrun became the latest to link the Boston Bruins to the Flames' potential 2024 unrestricted free agent. He also linked another Stanley Cup contender in the Colorado Avalanche.''

Johnson, a vocal veteran and contributor with seven goals this season, faced an unexpected scratch in the recent game against the St. Louis Blues. Head coach Luke Richardson attributed this decision to potential fatigue, emphasizing the team's commitment to securing a win in the next outing rather than playing a fatigued centerman.

In a post-game interview, Richardson shared:

"Yeah, I think just probably at the end of the game, you're tired. You're extending yourself. Everybody was pushing at the end. It's disappointing. But I haven't heard anything yet from anybody. So as far as I know, we're going to go after a win tomorrow."

Despite Johnson's consistent performance, Jimmy Murphy's report suggests that he may not be the ideal fit for the Bruins. However, given the Blackhawks' rebuilding phase and Johnson's contract status, a trade is in the cards.

General manager Kyle Davidson is likely considering both short-term and long-term implications as he navigates potential moves to shape the team's future. If Johnson finds a new home, his leadership and on-ice contributions could prove valuable for the acquiring team.
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