In response to Bookboy007's comment:
That's what worries me, manny. Need implies they expect him to fill that need, and he might not be ready for that yet. I think you're right, though - he stays with Boston even if he doesn't play every night, and even though it burns an entry level contract year.
To clarify my earlier post, I wasn't exactly fantasizing about Paille on the 3rd line. I just see that as CJ's most likely move from what we know of him. The only Providence guys he's familiar with are Caron, MacDermid, and Whitfield. If the org. has soured on Caron after his lackluster AHL performance, then the other two are 4th liners and he won't trust any of the unproven guys on another line. If they agree with the idea that you want to keep the 4th line together, then Spooner wouldn't be a terrible fit. He'll have to earn it, though - they might feel Bourque or Tardif have done more to earn it, and they might prefer to keep Spooner playing a more offensive role. Of course, a line of Kelly, Peverley and Spooner would be a sort of offensive line in its own right - moreso than a traditional "shutdown" line.
Too bad they didn't re-sign Zach Hamill.
This is where the b's will regret trading Joe "The Beast" Colborne. ;p