The Bruins have until 3pm today to make some heavy decisions as they look for a forward and a defenseman to add to their roster.
Rick Nash is the hottest guy on the market right now playing for the worst team in the League. He has managed to post 43 points in 62 games, but is way too pricey for the Bruins. While he is expected to be out of Columbus by the end of the day, his new home won’t be in Boston.
In the past couple of days there have been some more realistic trade rumors, most coming from the Colorado end of things. The Bruins could potentially end up with Daniel Winnik, a forward that wouldn’t cost very much. Winnik has 5 goals and 13 assists in 65 games played this year and is sporting a -11. Perhaps he would make a good rental player for the play-offs?
T.J. Galiardi, the center from Colorado, he’s young, good and back in ’09 showed some talent (15 goals 24 assists in 70 games). He isn’t sporting a big price tag either. This year he has posted 8 goals and 6 assists in 55 games.
Third time is a charm, right? The third player in question for Boston(from Colorado) is David Jones, a younger player who is also talented. He is a 9th rounder who packs a punch 27 goals and 18 assists in 77 games back in 2010. Last season his stats took a hit, but they looked good for the amount of games played (53 games— 15 goals 13 assists).
Outside of Colorado there are a few players in speculation, such as Samuel Pahlsson, ex-bruin (involved in Ray Bourque trade), a bit older yet a good utility player.Pahlsson won a ring with Shawn Thornton in Anaheim in 2006-07. Pahlsson is a left-shot center who would be a bottom-six forward for the B’s, he won’t score a lot of points, but he’ll give 100%.
While he may be a little out of reach, being the Islanders ONLY reliable player as of late, P.A. Parenteau would be a good fit for the Bruins. The Islanders announced this morning that they are seeking offers for the forward. Parenteau has posted 56 points in 61 games and is having a breakout season. He could be just what we need coming into the playoffs, a goal scorer and opportunist who can also place a heavy hit. Sounds like a Bruins player, right?
According to a source close to Nathan Horton that talked to ESPN’s Murphy(@MurphysLaw74), he is a “ways away” from returning. This could budge Chiarelli to move a roster player knowing Horton isn’t probable for the playoff run.
Maybe this means Chiarelli can spring Joe Corvo, Carter Camper and a 3rd round pick for Evgeni Malkin, making this Bruins fan the happiest fan in the world. (I would die and go to heaven)
NESN reports the B’s are interested in Johnny Oduya. The Jets defenseman has two goals and 11 helpers to go with a minus-9 in 63 games. Last year, he had 17 points (two goals) and a minus-15 in 82 games—-has been sent to Chicago. Bruins still looking to pick up a forward.
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