The Bruins may not be done yet, and they still have options to bolster the lineup and improve their chances of contending with the Penguins, who are clearly going all-in on a Stanley Cup bid this season, and other top Eastern Conference teams. With the addition of Jagr, the Bruins will likely turn their trade attention to defensemen.
The Bruins may not be done yet, and they still have options to bolster the lineup and improve their chances of contending with the Penguins, who are clearly going all-in on a Stanley Cup bid this season, and other top Eastern Conference teams.
With today’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline approaching, here's a look at players whose names have entered the conversation regarding the Bruins, or might fit their needs if the price was right. Next
Islanders defenseman Mark Streit "could be atop" the Bruins' wish list, according to Boston Globe Bruins reporter Fluto Shinzawa. After picking up Jaromir Jagr to boost the offense, Streit, a left-shot defenseman, could be a good match. However, the Islanders are in contention for a playoff spot, and Streit is having a solid season with five goals and 15 assists. Next
With the Oilers on the outside looking in at the playoffs, Whitney is an attractive option who would fit well in Boston. The 30-year-old defenseman played at Boston University before an NHL career that includes stops in Pittsburgh, Anaheim and Edmonton.
Whitney has played nearly 500 NHL games and has more than 250 career points. He has been injury prone, but is also a solid player on power-play units, an area the Bruins could use some help in. Whitney will be a free agent after the season. Next
The Ottawa defenseman was with the Bruins for 15 regular-season games in the 2003-04 season, and had nine points during his brief stay. He also played in seven playoff games.
With defenseman Adam McQuaid possibly lost for the rest of the regular season, the Bruins are in the market for some help at the blue line and the Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont reports GM Peter Chiarelli is on the lookout. Gonchar is 38 and will be a free agent after the summer, but the Senators are definite contenders, so prying him away may be no easy move. Next
Jets defenseman Ron Hainsey's name has bounced around trade talk circles, but with Winnipeg in the playoff hunt and Hainsey playing well, the Jets will seek a decent return.
According to the Winnipeg Free Press, a low first-round draft pick might be enough to tempt Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. Hainsey, 32, is not a prolific scorer – he has fewer than 50 career goals – but he has more than 150 career assists. He also will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. Next
Martin St. Louis
The 37-year-old right wing has been with the Lightning since 2000, but as Tampa Bay declines it may decide to see what it can get for him.
St. Louis, who played college hockey at Vermont, has more than 300 career goals. According to CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty, St. Louis also "fits the bill" for the Bruins. He called St. Louis and Jagr “offensive playmakers and power-play boosters that could immediately help the Black and Gold’s attack.” Next
The 33-year-old center leads the Capitals in points and has an expiring contract that puts him on the trade discussion board for many teams. He is seeking a long-term deal when he reaches free agency, according to reports.
The Capitals, who are close to the eighth playoff spot, may try to get what they can for him now if they believe they might not be able to sign him after the season. Ribeiro spent six seasons in the Canadiens organization before joining the Dallas Stars from 2005 to 2012. Next
The Islanders right wing is a former Bruin who will be a free agent this summer. New York is close to the playoff cut line, so a deal might not be easy to make. Boyes spent 2005-06 and most of 2006-07 in Boston and had 69 points in his first season with the Bruins. He has more than 150 career goals and more than 200 career assists.
Several other Islanders players’ names have come up in trade talk and reports, including left wing Matt Moulson and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky. Next
The Calgary center averages just shy of a point a game, and with the Flames near the bottom of the Western Conference standings, Cammalleri could be available.
Cammalleri was a member of the Canadiens team when bad blood between Boston and Montreal escalated in the wake of Zdeno Chara's hit on Max Pacioretty that left Pacioretty hospitalized.
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