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The Bruins Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks Emerging as Trade Partners

Published July 31, 2023 at 4:39 PM
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As the NHL offseason progresses, the Chicago Blackhawks are actively exploring potential additions to their roster. TJ Brodie from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Derek Forbort from the Boston Bruins have emerged as two intriguing options.

With the Maple Leafs looking to shed salary, Brodie's name has surfaced in trade rumors. The Blackhawks' willingness to bring in experienced veterans to mentor their young players makes Brodie a possible target. The team's left-side defense could benefit from a notable boost, and Brodie's skill set could provide just that.

Meanwhile, the Bruins' cap constraints have put Forbort in the spotlight. As a bottom-pairing defenseman with a $3 million cap hit, Forbort could be an affordable addition for the Blackhawks. His defensive prowess and penalty-killing abilities could make him a valuable asset on the team's bottom pairing.

As the season approaches, the Blackhawks are keeping a close eye on these potential acquisitions, looking to strengthen their roster for a competitive campaign ahead.


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