The Bruins will make a deal
When the Bruins unloaded Tim Thomas and his $5 million pro-rated salary cap number, the likelihood that they’d be making a deal before the deadline increased to almost a certainity. Next year’s salary cap is even tighter, so the Bruins don’t want to take on any large long-term contracts. Veteran Daniel Alfredsson has been mentioned as a potential target. Boston’s biggest need continues to be a third-line left winger, though the oft-mentioned “puck-moving defenseman” could also be a target.