Trade Scenario #5:
The Boston Bruins have had a gaping hole at the second-line center position since the departure of David Krejci. The acquisition of Miller will push down players like Charlie Coyle and Eric Haula down the depth chart to roles they are more suited to play. The Bruins aging stars Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand only have a couple more seasons of peak performance before they decline, and the addition of Miller would give them a few last pushes to put their chips in to make a run at the cup. Jake Debrusk has been in trade rumors all season and would be an attractive piece for the Canucks as a part of a more extensive package.
JT Miller (C/LW) (25% Retained)
Jake Debrusk (LW)
Fabian Lysell (RW)
2022 First Round Pick
Debrusk has struggled to regain his scoring touch after a breakout 27 goal campaign in 2019, but a change of scenery could be beneficial for the winger to regain his confidence. Similar to Chytil, Debrusk is better than his stats suggest. He ranks top six on the Bruins across several categories such as expected goals, expected goals per 60 minutes, high danger expected goals, and created expected goals.
As for Lysell, the Vancouver Giants product has been in the Canucks back yard, and they’ve gotten a good look at him all year. The 2021 first-round selection has been excellent for the Giants this year and is the key piece to getting this deal done.
What do you think Canucks fans? Which trade package is the most attractive to you? Let us know in the comments below.