The Boston Bruins dove into the trade market this week with a flury of deals that seen eight players join the Bruins and six leave.
In two seperate deals with the Flyers, the Bruins traded a 3rd and 6th round draft pick in the 2015 draft for Brian Boyle, Colin Greening and Taylor Pyatt. All 3 are expected to lineup together next season on the Bruins 3rd line. The one question is what will the trio be called? Tweeter DumontHabHomer suggested 'X Orange Crush'#Bruins a reference to the players high IT ratings.
The Bruins also addressed their goaltending making a deal with the Sharks of San Jose sending Cody Franson and Scott Clemmenson away while receiving Ben Scrivens. The Scrivenator and the Reiminister of Defense will have their work cut out for them with both being rated below the standard starter rating leaving tweeter FuhrBomb to tweet "Goalies are not overrated"#Bruins.
The Bruins weren't done there, in a deal with the Maple Leafs, they aquired defensmen Jesse Blacker in exchange for a 4th round pick in 2016. Blacker was dealt by the NHL Leafs to the Anaheim Ducks and played on their farm afiliate in the AHL last season. He will be looked upon as a depth guy with some upside who could potentially break into the sim in a couple years.
And the big deal was with the Rangers, coming to Beantown are Evander Kane and Fedor Tyutin. Going to Broadway are olympic defenseman John Carlson, center Vincent Lecavilier and winger JT Miller. Kane will be a welcome addition in Boston, his high IT mixed with good SP and offensive stats make him a rare commodity in sim hockey. He had a down season but is expected to bounce back to become a very important part of the Bruins future. Twitter was abuzz after the trade was announced with tweeter BenchYourFaceOff tweeting "Nice job grabbing Kane"#Bruins