It’s well known the Bruins will likely make a move or two before the March 2nd trade deadline. But while the Bruins struggle to regain their January form, other contenders are being proactive.
Today’s news was the Maple Leafs dealing defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli to the Predators for a first round pick and a couple of prospects. Santorelli was widely seen as a Bruins trade target given the fact that he can play center and wing and came at a very reasonable cap hit ($1.5M).
Hmmm…right now the Bruins have the 17th pick in the first round. That I would agree with, again if you trust your current GM to make the right pick. And considering the chance that with a couple of moves to strengthen the team that pick becomes a bit lower. Sure, David Pastrnak was a 25th pick but you can’t count on talent like that to drop that far every year.
So you’re telling me the B’s first, a prospect (Spooner?) and Reilly Smith or Torey Krug doesn’t get that deal done?
In other moves, the Buffalo Sabres got Evander Kane from Winnipeg. This move I am OK with as the Bruins need help now and Kane is out for the year with shoulder surgery. Buffalo is obviously tanking so this makes sense for them.
Now, there are still some targets out there. Chris Stewart, Sean Bergenheim, etc.
The clock’s ticking, Peter. On the season and perhaps on your reign as GM.