Over the last couple of weeks we've heard that the Arizona Coyotes are looking to trade defenseman and captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Then we heard he was willing to accept a trade to a couple of teams and the Boston Bruins were one of them.
Now not only are they one of them, they're one of only two teams he'll accept a trade to.
The Edmonton Oilers were also making a strong push however OEL wasn't willing to waive his no movement clause for Edmonton and is only willing to do it for the Bruins and Vancouver Canucks.
According to reports, the Oilers had offered their 14th overall pick, defensive prospect Evan Bouchard and Kris Russell (for cap reasons).
What kind of deal do you think the Bruins can put together to match that?
Elliotte Friedman on SN590: OEL gave AZ 2 teams. BOS has taken their shot at it with their offer(s). VAN has done the same in the past 24 hours. OEL wants deal done soon or to know that he's staying. ARZ asked for more teams. Poker negotiations going on between all parties.
— J (@Account4hockey) October 2, 2020
Darren Dreger on Insider Trading says Arizona Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong is actively working with both the Boston Bruins and Vancouver #Canucks for Oliver Ekman-Larsson, trying to get something done. Sounds like #Yotes will have to retain salary or take contracts back. #NHLBruins— NHL News (@PuckReportNHL) October 1, 2020