Sunday, February 26, 2012
Bruins still scouring market
With Monday afternoon's NHL trade deadline fast approaching, ESPNBoston.com's James Murphy suggests in the video above that because the market for front-line help is so thin, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli could turn to a puck-moving defenseman such as Anaheim's Lubomir Visnovsky in his effort to spark the offense.
Meanwhile, a source told ESPN.com Sunday that the Bruins are in the market for a forward and a defenseman, and that the B’s have interest in Daniel Winnik, T.J. Galiardi and David Jones -- all three Colorado Avalanche forwards are very much in play. Winnik and Jones are UFAs July 1 while Galiardi is an RFA July 1. The Bruins have interest in possibly dealing for one of them.
(Click HERE for more of Pierre LeBrun's Trade Notes.)
UPDATE: Chiarelli confirmed to the Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont on Sunday evening that his targets are a forward who can play on one of the Bruins' top three lines and a defenseman capable of logging valuable minutes.
''I think those deals are there to do,'' Chiarelli told the Globe. ''You're never sure, but .... I'd like to be further along in some of these discussions, down to the short strokes, but yes, right now, I think we are getting closer and there are one or two deals we could close.''
The GM also said he doesn't intend to break up the core of the present team. ''I've been clear in telling people I've talked to that I don't want to move anyone off our roster,'' Chiarelli said.