Breaking: The Boston Bruins are interested in acquiring a top defenseman to bolster their unit…

It’s likely that the Boston Bruins could use a little edge. Although the defensive line is good, is it physically strong enough? When the intensity and violence rise during the playoffs, can it handle the rigours? Some claim that Boston has been pushed around by some heavier opponents in the recent playoffs.

Rugged Defenseman Could Be On Boston Bruins' Free Agent Radar | Yardbarker

The arrivals of Andrew Peeke and Parker Wotherspoon have helped but is this more about mentality shift than adding personnel?

Brenden Dillon, a gritty defenseman with the Winnipeg Jets, is one seasoned player who would undoubtedly become an instant fan favourite. Standing 6 feet 4 inches and weighing 220 pounds, Dillon is a defenceman that plays with an edge that would make Bruins fans think of former tough guy Adam McQuaid. This season, Dillon was a plus-20 in 77 games, scored 8 goals with 12 assists, and laid down an amazing 241 hits.

The Winnipeg Jets’ rugged defenseman Brenden Dillon is an experienced player who would surely win over fans right away. Dillon, a defenseman who stands 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 220 pounds, plays with a toughness that reminds Bruins fans of former tough guy Adam McQuaid. Dillon recorded an incredible 241 hits this season, was a plus-20 in 77 games, and scored 8 goals with 12 assists.

On October 6, 2020, Dillon signed a four-year, $15.6 million contract with Washington. As of right now, Dillon is a free agent without restrictions, and rumours have it that the blue liner will test free agency. With their current salary cap space of just under $22 million, the Bruins will have to pay goalkeeper Jeremy Swayman about $7-8 million a season. A centre and a scoring forward are also needed for the club. Linus Ullmark, the goalie, and his $5 million salary are also up for transfer.

Boston should at least consider the possibility of signing Brenden Dillion to a deal in order to provide some physicality to a defensive corps that could use it, even though the price may ultimately be too costly for the organisation.

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