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So the Bruins are doing pretty good huh? Well you wouldn’t really know it around here, and for pretty good reasons. The GOAT and the Pats just won their 6th Super Bowl and the Celtics are looking more dysfunctional than the Jackson 5 were. But if the city of Boston wants another parade, the Bruins look like their best bet right now.
For them to get there may take some work from Mr. Don Sweeney. With the trade deadline approaching (February 25) the Bruins are rumored to be buyers. Realistically to have them compete with the likes of Tampa, they need to get a top 6 forward who can allow Pasta (when he returns from injury) to play on the second line with Krejci. It’s not going to come cheap though. Some of these young talented Bruins like Donato, DeBrusk, Heinen etc could be whats needed to be packaged. Along with a pick or two. Doing some reading and the two names I consistently keep reading are Artemi Panarin and Wayne Simmonds.
Artemi Panarin would be the best trade for the Bruins. Again it would take some draft picks and probably 1 or two of the youngsters I listed above to get him, but it will be very worth it. Panarin is a goal-scoring machine. So far this season he has 21 goals and 42 assists. That would put him 3rd in points if he was on the Bruins behind Marchandt and Pastrnak. If Boston was able to acquire Panarin I think the Bruins have a legit shot at winning the Cup. They would have two shit hot lines who could score at will.
Wayne Simmonds is a guy Bruins fans have wanted for years. He just fits the Bruins mold of grit, toughness, and he can still score. Now he’s not the same guy he was but still has 16 goals this year which isn’t too shabby. He would bring that toughness that someone like Lucic, Iginla, and Horton brought when they were here. He is not as big as a splash as Panarin would be but if they can’t pull the trigger he’s a pretty good silver medal.
I’m willing to bet my terrible salary that they will definitely make a trade. Read some stories saying that the Bs could actually land both of them. If they do that they may just be dancing to the Cup Finals