The Boston Bruins coming off the All-Star break looked energized and ready to roll in their first game back….. and they still lost. The first line had the scoresheet loaded up but they failed to the win.
It seems like I’ve said this a lot but the Bruins really do need some help for David Krejci and that second line. When Krejci was on the first he looked like he did in 2011 so what if they just get this man some help. He needs a power type forward with him to grind in the corners but also one that can actually shoot and put pucks in the back of the net.
Somebody who really fits that is Wayne Simmonds. He has been on Bruins radar for some time now and now that the Flyers are struggling it is definitely possible. However, I don’t think it’ll happen and I actually don’t want this trade to happen. Seeing what they gave up for Rick Nash and now he’s not here should scare Sweeney into dealing the young guys unless that guy is staying for a couple years. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did end up with this player at the deadline though.
Another guy who may come at a smaller cost is Brayden Schenn. He’s struggling on a struggling Blues team right now but he has proven to be a solid offensive player. A bigger name however is on his team and could get shipped out for some serious assets. Vladimir Teresenko has been one of the best players in the league past couple of years but when the Blues struggled he struggled. The team should want to move him in an attempt to get younger and more draft picks for the future. I don’t know if either will be move at the deadline but both guys would come with a pretty large price tag.
Now I personally don’t think the Bruins will make a splash this year and it’s because I think they’ve started to figure out that even with another guy itt would be hard to compete with Tampa and so why not let these young kids get more time in the system and see if they have any diamonds there. I hate saying this but this isn’t the Bruins year unless they get a another top scorer and a third line center.
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