I know Christmas is over but I can't help but putting a wish list out for the needs of the Bruins.
There are some names that I just would love to see playing for the Bruins. However the cost might make it silly and I have know or little idea of how to acquire them. But here we go.
1 - It's obvious Keith Yandle should be a Bruin and if they can get him from Phoenix for anybody except our top five-six forwards it's a go. Rich Peverley and Johnny Boychuk or in worst case for David Krejci. I really like them, but I like Yandle alot better.
2 - Someone mentioned Ryan O'Reilly and he's without a contract yet, so he might could be had for a player and a prospects from Colorado. He's an upgrade on Chris Kelly. So O'Reilly comes to Boston for (((Tim Thomas))) Kelly and a prospect.
3 - I like both of them but I think I would settle for Zach Kassian of Vancouver instead of Ryan Clowe of San Jose. We probably have to overpay a little here. But I hope Andrew Ference and Jordan Caron plus. Might as well get Colton Orr as he is the best fighter, doesn't cost anything, money wise or player wise. Too bad he's not a hockey player either. But fight he can.
4 - Colt.45Orr suggested to bring up Max Sauve and give him a real chance and I couldn't agree more.
5 - I was looking for a big tough shutdown defenseman but couldn't really find one which is good enough. So I think of a big guy, skates with the best defensemen and is never injured and is playing 25 minutes easily every game. I know many will disagree but getting Jay Bouwmeester to play with the Bruins will make their defense about as good as you could wish for. What is Calgary looking for? Except for core players and Ryan Spooner, Tony Camara, Malcolm Subban I would send (((Tim Thomas)) almost anybody outside of our top 15 players to Calgary to get him.
This of course is too many moves to make, but there are more question marks than Shawn Thornton right now. Adam McQuaid has had a serious injury, I don't think that Chris Kelly, Greg Campbell, Andrew Ference and maybe Johnny Boychuk are playing as good as last year. On the other hand, one of the biggest surprise for me has been the play of Dan Paille. He seems to have add much more strenght and toughness to go along with his speed and he could get more goals if getting more playing time. Chara and Seidenberg (injury?) are really reliable and of course I love the play of Doug Hamilton. He'll only get better and better. I really like the top six and especially the way Nathan Horton has been able to come back is impressive. Milan Lucic, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin has played very well and sooner not later Tyler will lit the lamp on a regular basis. He's that good and plus 4 is best on the team and he really has been a stronger player this year. Finally I think (hope) Tuukka Rask can do it, it's not his fault, so it'll be interesting to see the Bruins bounce back vs Toronto tonight