There seems to be a lot of consternation (dagnabbit!) about adding "that guy who is a go-to scorer who can get you that big goal in tight games." Iginla was supposed to be that, and you know, he had moments where he did just that. He was also probably the member of the top line most responsible for that line not being able to maintain the cycle and wear down the Scab defense the way they usually do, even if he did score a couple of goals. But hey, he's gone.
If I think about what people seem to say they really want - even when they yearn to have Tailored Sequins back - I'm increasingly convinced they're dreaming in Technicolor. Not because PC won't make the move, or lacks the assets, or lacks the cap room. Because there are maybe - maybe - two guys in the league who fit that profile: Ovechkin and Stamkos. Much ink have been spilled over Ovechkin, and his deficiencies in other areas of the game make him seem a weak fit in Boston. Stamkos may be an even better fit for that dream profile, and he seems to be more effective all over the ice. So there's one guy - Stamkos. I don't think Eberle, Kane, or Sequins (been there, failed at that), or whoever else people want to propose could deliver what people have identified as a need - lots of scoring, and timely scoring.
Like winning the lottery, I think this will continually be a case of "boy that would be nice" and the odds will remain 1:293875732023797 that it ever happens if by "happens" we mean that the Bruins can maintain the kind of roster they currently have and ADD a Stamkos.
Are you not entertained?!?!