Morning Dump: Trade Deadline Edition

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

The NHL trade deadline is today at 3pm, and there have already been a lot of moves. And your Boston Bruins finally made one. Here is a rundown of yesterday’s activity:

1. Bruins acquire Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay for two 2nd round picks

This is a move for the present and future. Connolly was the number 6 overall pick  in 2010 and has 12 goals this year, which would put him tied for fifth on the team.









Interesting, There were also rumors of Matt Beleskey from Anaheim, but he is hurt right now and a left wing so I’m not sure the fit is there. But that could be a really interesting move for the future.

2. Tampa Bay acquires Braydon Coburn from Philly for Rakdo Gudas and a 2015 1st round pick

Interesting move for Tampa in that Gudas is a tough two way defenseman. Is Coburn an upgrade there? Perhaps a bit but that is a lot to give up for a marginal upgrade.

3. Detroit acquires Erik Cole from Dallas for 2 prospects and a 2nd round pick

If you are a Bruins fan, would you rather have Cole for a 2nd or Connolly for a 2nd? In the short-term likely Cole, although:









4. NY Rangers acquire Keith Yandle for Anthony Duclair, John Moore, a 2016 1st and 2015 2nd

Woof. This is a lot to give  up. The Bruins equivalent would likely be David Pastrnak and the same picks. Would you do that? Me neither. The Rangers are definitely going for it, and they better get it because in a couple of years that team could be in real trouble.

5. Washington acquires Curtis Glencross for 2015 and 2016 2nd round picks

Not a bad pick up here for the Caps. One would assume that those 2nd’s will be relatively low given Washington’s place in the standings this year and likely next. Keep and eye on the Caps, they look to be pretty dangerous headed into the tournament.

Here is the bottom line with this deadline. Prices are high, sure. They always are at the deadline. But if you are the Bruins, do you sell as many have screamed recently? Well, who do you sell? Milan Lucic? Dennis Seidenberg? If someone is going to overpay you, and I mean WAY overpay, then sure it’s something you have to consider. But trades also happen in the summer, with good returns. Just go back and look at the James Neal and Ryan Kesler deals. So make those moves in the summer if you are so inclined.

The question is, as always, do you trust the current GM to make those moves?

So far the Bruins have not done enough for this season. But a lot can happen between now and 3pm.





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