From todays Herald:
Rumors persist that the Bruins will acquire gritty veteran winger Erik Cole from the Edmonton Oilers, with one NHL source saying Cole is telling friends he expects to be a Bruin soon. Most speculation focused on Sobotka and defenseman Matt Lashoff as trade bait for the unrestricted free agent-to-be. Speculation also continues that Colorado defenseman Jordan Leopold could be heading to the B’s. . .
Despite the weak season Cole is having, he would be an excellent addition to the Bruins. It would give the Bruins size and the much needed left handed shot. Adding Cole would finally get Axelsson off the powerplay. Sobotka and Lashoff seem like a lot to give up for Cole. If it is a similar deal to the Schneider deal (2nd and a 3rd minus a conditional) I would pull the trigger.