The frontrunners to land Elias Lindholm emerge: It's getting clearer for Allvin

Felip Gosselin
June 20, 2024  (8:13 PM)

Elias Lindholm
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As the NHL free agency market heats up, Elias Lindholm has emerged as one of the most coveted centermen. Lindholm has become a hot commodity known for his exceptional two-way play, scoring prowess, and versatility, and he's gathered lots of interest all over the league.

It's getting clearer for Allvin every day; everything points to the Swede not being interested in a reunion with the Canucks. After he manifested the interest of numerous teams when his name landed on the trade block, there should be plenty of suitors when the market opens. Renowned NHL insider Elliotte Friedman was on the Oilers Now podcast today, updated on the market's top free agents and reported that he believed Lindholm would head to Boston at the market's opening:
Elliotte: I lean Boston for Lindholm.

Lindholm, who has spent the last few seasons with the Calgary Flames before he was traded to the Canucks, has consistently demonstrated his value as a top-tier center. His ability to contribute offensively and his strong defensive skills make him an ideal fit for any team looking to bolster its lineup down the middle. In the 2022-2023 season, Lindholm notched 64 points in 80 games, showcasing his ability to produce at a high level while also being a reliable presence in his zone.
The Bruins, in particular, have shown a keen interest in Lindholm. Following the retirement of long-time captain Patrice Bergeron, Boston faces a significant void at the center position. Lindholm's skill set mirrors much of what Bergeron brought to the team: strong faceoff abilities, a knack for playmaking, and a commitment to defensive responsibilities. His addition would not only help fill the gap left by Bergeron but also provide the Bruins with a dynamic presence capable of elevating their offensive game.
Lindholm's experience and consistency make him an attractive target for the Bruins, who want to maintain their status as perennial contenders. His chemistry with other high-calibre players and leadership qualities align perfectly with the Bruins' organizational culture and goals.
As free agency progresses, all eyes will be on whether the Bruins can secure Lindholm's services. If they succeed, it could be a pivotal move that solidifies their lineup and keeps them competitive in the fiercely contested Atlantic Division. Lindholm's potential signing with Boston would boost their immediate prospects and signal a strategic investment in sustaining their long-term success.
Source: Oilers Now
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