First, the reaslistic, dealing Boychuk to.....Minnesota. Minnesota currently has 13.5MM in cap room, with only 14 committed to D men. They need at least one more, and probably two. In return, the BRUINS (wait you have to capitalize bruins when introducing a trade thought right Stanley) get Massachusets native, and former first round pick of the Sharks Charlie Coyle. Coyle played a season at BU, jumped ship to the Q, tore it up, and then I believe was part of the Brent Burns deal. He's a monster to play against, at least he was at the lower levels and I think he's ready to break out. His cap hit is 900K, hes 6'3" 220 lb and a right handed shot. I think the bruins could probably get a sweetener, in the form of a prospect or a draft pick, maybe conditional depending on whether or not Minnesota can extend Boychuk.
Now, I'm fine with that ending the Bruins off season, I think they would be okay trotting out D pairings of
Chara - Hamilton
Krug/Bart - Seidenberg
Krug/Bart - McQuaid
Or they could continue with the crazy part, which involves the Bruins trading for a guy the other team doesn't want to give up, AND convincing them to eat some salary by blowing them away with assets.
To Boston: Jack Johnson at half salary (2.2ish cap hit)
To Columbus: Bartkowski, Spooner/Khokho, Morrow, 1st round pick. If they would have any interest in Kelly with the Bruins eating a million, which they potentially might, that could make things easier, but let's talk about the crazy with it just being the kids.
Lucic(6) - Krejci (5.25)- Eriksson(4.245
Marchand(4.5) - Bergeron(6.5) - Smith(2)
Kelly(3) - Soderberg (1) - Coyle (.9)
Paille(1.3) - Spooner/Khokho(.7) - Campbell(1.6)
Chara(6.9) - Hamilton(1.5)
Johnson(2.2) - Seidenberg(4)
Krug(2) - McQuaid(1.5)
Rask(7 [sorry shupe])
roughly 500K cap room
I like the idea of the Boychuk one and think it's plausible. Obviously the Johnson trade is a pipe dream, but it would be a fun way of getting some cap room.