The Boston Bruins are looking to make a move before the upcoming NHL trade deadline.
Lots of people want to see the Bruins go for the home run by adding Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin, however it might not be possible.
The cost to land Panarin has already been revealed according to Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic, the Blue Jackets are asking for a first round pick, Trent Frederic and one of Ryan Donato or Urho Vaakanainen.
Quite the expensive haul for Panarin, however it might not be the cost that scares of the Bruins, rather it would be Panarin's latest comments.
Panarin confirmed with reporters over the weekend that he wants to test free agency on July 1st.
This likely means that if Panarin is moved at the deadline, he would just be a rental and wouldn't sign an extension with whatever team acquires him before seeing what other teams have to offer.
After last year's Rick Nash deal, this is likely not a risk that Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is likely to take.
Would you like to see Sweeney make the move regardless?