Trade Option 2: Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets)
Another option that would fit the bill for the Bruins, would be Winnipeg Jets’ center Mark Scheifele. Scheifele is coming into the last year of his deal with the Jets. The trick with him, however, is he does carry with him, not only just a $6.125 million cap hit, but also a 10-team no trade list that may or may not include the Bruins.
If he decides to waive it and come to Boston, it would be great news or it could be very bad news.
The good news is that Scheifele is a very similar player to Lindholm in that he could easily fill out the Bruins top-six as a center. In 723 NHL games (all with Winnipeg), he has 272 goals and 373 assists (645 points) to his name.
Scheifele set career-highs last season with 42, while playing in 81 games.
The bad news, however, is that Scheifele could walk after just one season.
Scheifele would add also add some veteran leadership, but considering he is a free agent following the season, the Jets would definitely be looking to get something more than just a few players out of it. Plus with how large his cap hit is, Boston would definitely need to restructure his contract.