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Report: Sweeney Has Made Calls Regarding Canucks Defenseman

Luke Schenn #2 of the Vancouver Canucks keeps an eye on the play during second period action against the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre on January 27, 2022 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

The Bruins are all in this season, and they can’t settle for anything less, as this is their best chance to win another Stanley Cup. General manager Don Sweeney understands that this may be Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci’s last ride, and everything must be done to field the best possible team. The Bruins are on pace to have a record-setting season as they’re 34-5-4 as they enter the second half of the season.

As per usual, the Bruins have been linked to every big name at this year’s trade deadline, such as Patrick Kane, Bo Horvat, Jonathan Toews, and Jacob Chychrun. While it would be classic Don Sweeney to make a splash at the deadline, this team does not need the big-name player. The Bruins have a few areas of weakness they must address. The two missing links to this team are the fourth-line right-wing position and right-shot defenseman depth.

It seems Sweeney is ready to address one of those issues, as Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports; Don Sweeney has also made calls on a potential depth defenseman Luke Schenn from the Vancouver Canucks.

As per LeBrun:

”It’s my understanding that the Bruins have already had a chat with Vancouver about him, although this is the time of year when contenders are calling a lot of teams to explore what’s out there and potential prices”.

The 33-year-old Schenn is a veteran defenseman who plays the game with a physical edge as he most recently reached 3,000 hits in his career and sits sixth all-time with 3,043 in 906 games.

Lebrun is not the only analyst who had a take on the matter as Ty Anderson of 98.5 The Sports Hub shares he could be a valuable player to have.

”On defense, they have enough depth to play McAvoy and Hampus Lindholm on separate pairings. If they can add Schenn, they’d have valuable insurance for a possible injury and add a size/physicality combo that they’re simply not going to get from Carlo or Connor Clifton.”

This trade wouldn’t be like any of the other ones they have been linked to so far. This would not be a swing-for-the-fences type of deal that would cost the farm; this would be a logical move to sure up the defenseman and wouldn’t cost the Bruins much. The cost to acquire Schenn would most likely be mid to late-round draft pick at most.

This would be a deal that allows the Bruins to add a gritty veteran to their blueline. With his addition, they could ensure they have insurance if Brandon Carlo gets hurt and give Carlo and Clifton rest down the stretch.

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