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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Days as a Bruin numbered??

Taken from today's Boston Herald, Stephen Harris

“Stuart is going before the trade deadline. That’s all I hear,” one agent said. “I would think to somewhere in the Western Conference.”
After the B’s 6-1 rout at the hands of the New York Rangers last night at the Garden, general manager Peter Chiarelli might be ready to pull the trigger on a deal or deals. Chicago, Anaheim, Philadelphia and, interestingly, Ottawa are among the teams with which the Bruins are said to be talking trade.

“You wouldn’t expect that, talking to a team you’re fighting in your own division,” said another agent in reference to the Senators. “But (ex-Ottawa assistant GM) Peter Chiarelli knows their players well, and it would be easy for him to talk to (GM John) Muckler. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were something going there.”
Teams interested in acquiring Stuart likely would first want to have a pretty good idea whether they’d be able to sign the blueliner to a new contract before he reaches unrestricted free agency.
The Blackhawks had several team officials on hand last night, including GM Dale Tallen. One Chicago forward who would fit the bill for the “energy player” Chiarelli has said he’d like to add would be ex-Bruin Martin Lapointe. On the books for $2.4 million this season and next, Lapointe, with 10-5-15 totals in 50 games, would be an affordable option to provide a spark.
Sources also said the Bruins are prepared to dump second-year forward Brad Boyes, who was scoreless for a 14th consecutive game, for nothing more than a draft pick.
“How do you trade guys if we’re not doing great,” center Marc Savard said. “Peter is in a tough spot. When your team is struggling, you get offered crap probably.


Blogger Pekese said...

Marty Lapointe back to the Bruins? Do we really need another slow, old, 3rd/4th liner? I hope not.

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