The Bruins Need to Make a Trade but....
posted at 2/25/2012 11:31 AM EST
I do think the Bruins need to make a trade to add some new blood due not only to injuries but also to help bring a new sense of enthusiasm to the room.
That being said the Bruins are in a great position to be a strong team for many years to come so I don't think you throw that out the window and go all in for this year or next. Especially with the fact that the Bruins won the Cup and have most of the same team, they can tweak the team and have a decent shot and still keep the youth in tact to be good for years to come. Of course they could make a trade now that would greatly increase their chances to win this year or next but it would mortgage their future and that would be disappointing if they didn't win in the next 2 -3 years. Of course if you can make a big deal that really helps now and does not mortgage your future too much (not sure if that is possible) that would be the best scenario. So who do you feel is untradeable and who would you consider trading?
For me these guys are untradeable:
Rask (next #1 goalie)
Hamilton (next stud D man?)
Peverly (the team has stuggled especially while he has been out)
One of Boychuk or Ference
This core 11 keeps the foundation of the current team but have youth to be the core of the future,
These guys I would consider trading but only for a star player
Krejci or Kelly but not both
Boychuk or Ference but not both
Horton (won't be traded due to health anyway)
1st round pick
The rest are all on the table to go but there are some I would like to see go:
Corvo - terrible - see ya
Pouliot - the guy scores a few big goals and some of the people on here think he is wonderful - he is just not very good and it is embarassing even with the injuries the Bruins have that this guy has been getting conistent power play time on a Stanley Cup Champion team