Today was the highly anticipated NHL Trade Deadline and names like Rick Nash and Derek Roy were swirling around the league. The Boston Bruins were looking to make some moves to solidify their squad especially after injuries have taken Nathan Horton and Rich Peverly away from the team for who knows how long. The Bruins looked like they may make a splash and go after some big names, but the reality is that the team is already proven and it looks like GM Peter Chiarelli realized that. Now that the deadline has passed lets take a look at what the B’s have done:
Right before the deadline the Bruins traded two prospects, forward Yannick Riendeau and defenseman Marc Cantin, to the New York Islanders for veteran forward and former Bruin Brian Rolston and defenseman Mike Mottau. Not the prettiest trade, but Rolston should add some leadership to the third line. Then the B’s moved defensman Steve Kampfer to Minnesote for defenseman Greg Zanon. I think we will all miss Steve Kampfer and everything he brought to the team, but Zanon is a perennial leader in blocked shots and will fit into Julien’s defensive system nicely.
Overall it’s not a bad couple deals at the deadline, but I know it is not what the fans were looking for. But lets be honest, last year the trade the fans forced on the Bruins was the first rounder and prospect (Joe Colborne) for Tomas Kaberle… wasn’t exactly the best move,