Are the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames Trade Partners?

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: David Pastrnak #88 of the Boston Bruins against Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames at the TD Garden on January 3, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: David Pastrnak #88 of the Boston Bruins against Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames at the TD Garden on January 3, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 03: Calgary Flames Right Wing Elias Lindholm (28) and Boston Bruins Defenceman Brandon Carlo (25) get tangled up battling for the puck. During the Calgary Flames game against the Boston Bruins on January 03, 2019 at TD Garden in Boston, MA. (Photo by Michael Tureski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Elias Lindholm is a more likely option for Boston

If we put fantasy hockey aside from now, let’s consider someone Calgary is more willing to trade.

Like we mentioned before, Calgary appears to have a need on defense. To fill this need, the Flames could move a player from their deep forward group.

Elias Lindholm comes to mind as a forward Calgary could move.

Lindholm has 10 goals and seven assists in 25 games this year. He’s got decent size, and although the Flames list him as a center, Lindholm lined up on the right wing this year.

Lindholm actually had a relatively strong start to this year for the Flames. Not only does he have 17 points; he also has a 53.7% CF. These numbers are right in line with Gaudreau’s.

He’d be a perfect fit in that right wing spot next to Krejci. Put Lindholm with Krejci and DeBrusk and keep that top line together, and you might have the best top-six in the NHL.

Lindholm’s cap hit is $4.85 million, so a trade works if Boston moves Krug to Calgary. Or, the Bruins can package Grzelcyk with a pick or prospect and then move on from Kevan Miller or John Moore.

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A Lindholm trade is the more likely scenario for Boston, while Gaudreau remains a dream. Either way, Calgary and Boston look like decent trade partners. The Bruins need another top-six forward, and the Flames need a shakeup. Let’s make something happen.