The Boston Bruins could use a forward with Chris Kelly and David Krejci injured, but what is going overlooked is their need for a defenseman. Adam McQuaid will be out for about a month, but even before that the defense has struggled. Andrew Ference isn’t getting the job done while even Dennis Seidenberg is struggled. Below are some names that could help on offense or defense.
Mike Komisarek, Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs just demoted Komisarek to the minors, so maybe this might be a reach. He isn’t going to be claimed on waivers, TSN has reported, but he does have just one year left on his deal. If the Bruins get desperate, they could look to go this route.
Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks
The New York Rangers are also in on Boyle so the price might be a bit high. The Sharks have struggled in a competitive west and they might feel they can get something for the 36 year old defenseman. He is a free agent at the end of the year but has a cap hit of $6.5, but the Bruins have the room for it if they really want him.
Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
We hear this one every year and the Bruins certainly do need another forward, preferably a top line scorer. The price will be very high for Iginla, possibly more than just the Ryan Spooners of the world. Who are they willing to part with? They aren’t terribly deep, hence their need for an Iginla, so draft picks and some minor leaguers might be the way to get it done. If the Flames ask for Brad Marchand or Dougie Hamilton, they should balk at that price.
Jaromir Jagr, Dallas Stars
Jagr has been a long foe for the Bruins with Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, but signed in Dallas in the off season. This pickup would be reminiscent of Mark Recchi four years ago when they traded for the former Lightning sniper.
Brenden Morrow, Dallas Stars
Morrow has been rumored to be moved for awhile now. The sniper is more likely to be moved than Jagr according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, but he does have a no trade clause. Morrow would certainly become a big part of the Bruins’ offense.