A busy Monday began for Boston as today was the final day to offer Qualifying Offers. It was revealed in a questionable move that Boston will not be sending a qualifying offer to Ondrej Kase, Nick Ritchie, and Robert Lantosi.
Now there’s a real possibility that Boston has not offered the qualifying offers for Ritchie because they don’t want to pay the offer of two million dollars. The consensus is to offer Ritchie a cheaper price then the two million.
Kase was just on the side of too many injuries — an upper body injury that took place on January 16th, and then re injuring it in his first game back.
It’s no secret that the Bruins bottom six forwards needed a shake up. From Kase only playing a total of nine games in two seasons for Boston; to Ritchie only having 26 points in 56 games with a -7 +/-.
The Bruins continued Monday with a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs — a trade for signing rights to J.D. Greenway, the brother of Minnesota Wild’s Jordan Greenway. The 6-foot-5 defenseman didn’t fit the Maple Leafs plans after they originally drafted him 72nd overall. Toronto’s return is to be announced later.
The off-season is in full swing with the recent moves for Boston. The NHL Free Agency opens Wednesday, July 28th.
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