The Bruins are in Newark to play the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center tonight at 7pm. The Bruins still cling to third in the Atlantic with 88 points with the Detroit Red Wings breathing down their necks in the first Wild Card spot at 87 points. What’s worse is that the Wings are playing the Habs in Montreal tonight, which makes me want to root for Team Meteor to win in Quebec. So, as stated in a previous Game Recap, a win here is a Super Duper Important Win™. Continue reading →
The Boston Bruins have exceeded the expectations of many prognisticators and have put themselves into a strong position to make the playoffs heading into the February 29 trade deadline. However, despite the strides made this season, they have significant deficiencies on defense that must be addressed if they want more than a one-round playoff run.
It’s clear what the Bruins’ need is: defensive help, particularly at the #3-#4 defenseman spots. The Bruins have the 3rd-best offense in the league, so acquiring an offensive defenseman doesn’t help much. They’re looking for stability in their own end. What are the defensive options available? What can the Bruins offer? What might be their game plan? Who might be willing trade partners?