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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Latest Buzz on Trade Rumors

This from Scott Burnside at

The Bruins currently hold the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference, but are tied in points with Buffalo. Boston would like to get bigger up front and add some scoring (it ranks 24th in goals per game). Hmmm. Marian Hossa is big and he can score. Boston GM Peter Chiarelli knows Hossa well from the days when they were both in Ottawa.
Does Chiarelli have enough assets to intrigue Don Waddell should the Atlanta GM decide to trade Hossa? Hossa, who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Craig Custance there is only "a slim" chance he'll sign with the Thrashers. The addition of Hossa would be huge for the Bruins, who have missed the playoffs twice in a row since the lockout and have not won a playoff round since 1999.

Thoughts: The conversation clearly begins with Phil Kessel as the focal point of any big trade talk. Hossa would bring that proven scoring punch that the Bruins so desperately need down the stretch. The Bruins would certainly have to ink Hossa to an extension in order for this to make any sense if they pull it off. For those that are still confident in Kessel's potential, like myself, should also consider the possibility of seeing Marc Savard feeding Hossa the puck on a game-by-game basis.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a package including David Krejci and Zach Hammill would be pretty intriging to Waddell.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kess for hoss,sounds good to me.they are both young,the latter bein a few older,but still a heck of a lotta mileage.kess on the other hand will never be anything greater than second line send him packing!

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on second thought....keep kess and his one nut,and send muzz packn...

12:54 AM  

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