Trade rumors continue to build regarding Boston Bruins forward David Backes.
The veteran was a healthy scratch during the season and was even sent to the press box during the Bruins Stanley Cup run at times.
He carries a heavy $6million a season salary cap hit for the next two seasons, a lot to pay for somebody who might not even crack the lineup.
We heard him mentioned in a possible trade to the New Jersey Devils earlier this week in a salary cap dump type trade, but maybe he could be headed to New York City.
Lyle Richardson of Spectors Hockey explains that the Rangers could get into the idea of a one for one swap for forward Chris Kreider.
Kreider has been mentioned to be on the block and would give the Bruins an extra $1million on the salary cap for this season and give them a left winger who could move and down in the lineup.
It's a contract that makes sense for the Bruins' as he's only got one year left, gives them a tiny bit of breathing room for this year to sign Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo while frees up an extra $4.65million to try and sign Torey Krug next year.
Would you be interested in a Kreider/Backes swap?