In his latest article for the Boston Herald, Boston Bruins beat writer Steve Conroy suggests that the team use their prospect depth to help lure in a top center. The Bruins roster is considerably deep, especially down the middle but with David Krejci’s injury history and a playoff appearance hanging in the balance, Conroy believes that a move is necessary.
Colorado Avalanche star Matt Duchene remains an option, but so far Bruins GM Don Sweeney has balked at the asking price. Sweeney won’t be moving any of the team’s best prospects like Charlie McAvoy or Anders Bjork, but players like Danton Heinen, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon and Jakub Zboril could be dangled in a potential deal to help the Bruins down the middle.
The question is, who’s available? Duchene obviously, but then there’s Edmonton Oilers former 1st overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. His name has generated trade buzz since the offseason. Or how about another former top pick in Buffalo Sabres’ Sam Reinhart? One thing’s clear, if the Bruins are set on acquiring some top-six help at center, the price won’t be cheap. But, as the old saying goes: you gotta give to get.