Bruins welcome Jamie Benn in a mid afternoon blockbuster with the Detroit Red Wings. Duncan Keith is on his way to the Western Conference in an odd circle jerk of a trade. Keith had come over from Detroit along with Dustin Penner a few months ago in exchange for Brad Boyes. 'No doubt they wanted him back, he's a stud but we arn't prepared to pay that knd of dough for a defensman, no matter who it be' said GM Ransom. To cushion the blow the Bruins managed to get back young gun winger Jamie Benn as well as a 1st round pick in this summer draft and highly touted prospect Jordan Schroeder. 'We had talks we division rival Leafs about a month ago but they didnt want to part with either JVR or Alex Semin so we hit a stalemate, that and the fact we didnt want to play Keith 8 times a year kind of helped that along as well. Then a last minute offer was given to the Penguins that included Cody Hodgsen and Brian Campbell but Brent didn't feel he could keep in under the cap next season. Then out of the blue came Dinelle who started low but finally ponied up an offer worthy of Keith'.
The Bruins may be shedding some more superstars in the coming weeks before the deadline if they can't get out of this losing streak. 'We are still in good position but in a tough and tight Eastern race a big losing streak could have you on the outside looking in pretty quick'. Tonight the Bruins welcome the Nucks who will get to see Keith play his last game as a Bruin. Tobias Stephan gets the nod as the Bruins look to win their first game since January 25th.