The Boston Bruins are swooping in as a dark horse candidate to land a superstar winger.
Per Jimmy Murphy, the Bruins have made yet another inquiry on Columbus Blue Jackets' Artemi Panarin ahead of the Feb. 25 trade deadline. Negotiations will begin with Jake Debrusk, a top prospect with NHL experience, and a first-round pick.
Per an NHL source this morning, #NHLBruins have inquired again on #CBJ F Artemi Panarin and once again B's F Jake DeBrusk, top prospect, preferably with some NHL games under his belt, and a first round pick is starting point. #BellLetsTalk— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) January 30, 2019
Panarin has all but officially checked out of Columbus.
The Bruins have been slowly falling out of the top three in the Atlantic Division. The Toronto Maple Leafs have upgraded their defense with the Jake Muzzin trade and the Tampa Bay Lightning are continuing their record-breaking campaign.
It's time for the Bruins to make an upgrade and Panarin may just be the player Boston needs to compete in the Atlantic.