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Friday, February 22, 2008

The Very Latest Bruins Trade Buzz

This just in from today's Rumor Central on

Bruins hold tight to their assets

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli tells the Boston Herald he's closer to making a trade, although there's still no certainty of that.

"I wouldn't characterize it as a longshot,? Chiarelli told the Herald. "I'd say that it's in between a longshot and a good chance. "I've had a number of conversations. I haven't gotten to the stage of actual offers, and I know a lot of the other GMs haven't, either."

The Bruins are looking for a top-six forward and are reportedly in the running for Thrashers F Marian Hossa, who will likely cost a top prospect, a high draft pick and an active roster player.

"The price is high because, as I've been saying, we don't want to sacrifice the young assets who are and will be part of our foundation," Chiarelli told the Herald.

So realistically the Bruins are more likely to add someone like Flames F Alex Tanguay, Oilers C Jarret Stoll or Lightning F Vaclave Prospal.

"We don't want to lose those guys unless there's something that's a real good fit," Chiarelli told the Herald. "We're a low-scoring team and that [good fit] would be if we can find some goal scoring for now and going forward."

Thoughts: Clearly Chiarelli is going to make a move here to give the B's some scoring help. It certainly doesn't look like he's aiming his cross hairs at a D-man. Chiarelli knows that in order for this team to be successful down the stretch, it's going to take a guy that can put the puck in the net. The names Tanguay and Prospal would certainly be able to provide some punch up front. The only way I would accept giving up Kessel in this process is if it were for Marion Hossa.


Anonymous VinceM said...

how about Prospal and Boyle from the Lightning? That would help both offence and defence.

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they would cost too much.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with JHA. We should only think of dealing Kessel for a "signed to a 5 year deal" Hossa or even Brad Richards. I'm concerned that the B's are going to get fleeced again (see: Thornton, Joe)

If we can't get Hossa, deal PJ and a pick for Tanguay. Is PJ even alive anymore? Has he done anything this year? Tanguay is a good player and would fit in immediately with Savard and Muzz.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tanguay is washed up we dont need any more underachievers on this team get HOSSA or dont make a move at all

1:52 PM  

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