The Boston Bruins may have an Edmonton Oilers forward in their sights.
It's no secret that Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has been working the phones as he attempts to find ways to add to his team, and that should come as little surprise given the level of success they have had since late November.
However those very same rumors have suggested that Sweeney is not looking for a home-run type of deal, mainly because he wants to keep all of his young talent right where it is. Now it sounds like he may have found a potential solution by dealing with an old colleague of his.
Bruins insider Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe is reporting that Edmonton Oilers veteran forward Patrick Maroon may be a trade deadline target for the Bruins organization. Not only would Maroon fit the needs of Sweeney, but there's also a connection in Edmonton for Sweeney with former general manager Peter Chiarelli still firmly entrenched at the Oilers general manager.
Marfoon is in the final year of a 3-year contract that was worth $6 million, and given that he will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of his contract, trading him seems like a perfectly logical move to make for the Oilers.
Dupont has not expressed what the move would cost the Bruins to make, however for a middling winger on a rental deal, we don't except a huge return for the Oilers should this deal come to pass.