Jay Bouwmeester: Target?
Peter Chiarelli is still looking to improve the team. The Boston Herald reported that the Bruins are still looking for a number 1 defenseman.
“If I have a chance to improve (the defense corps), I’m going to,” Chiarelli said. “Defensemen are hard to find - at least the ones you want.”
The Bruins have a ton of depth at forward to trade for a bona-fide defenseman. A young player on the block would make the most sense. A guy you could sign to a 6-7-8 year deal.
Isn't there one of those on the market? Jay Bouwmeester! The Florida defenseman has been rumored to be on the block, and with the Bruins having some of the best young talent in the league, why not? Guys like Sobotka, Karsums, Nokelainen, Krejci, Wheeler, Kessel, and others are all possible trade pieces. Not that I would trade Kessel or Wheeler, but they could be potential pieces.
Seems like the Bruins will be in the hunt for any top young defender.