Valabik is not enough. Boyes is in a funk in Boston with Lewis coaching (and so is Sturm) but Boyes is a guaranteed young 50-70 pt. second line center. He sees the ice very well. In terms of team needs, Coburn for Boyes is perfect...then just bring up Popovic. If Boyes is put on either of our top two lines our offense will explode (in a favorable way).
Sorry, but a #5 defenseman (#4 if he's lucky) who hasn't made it to the show is not as valuable as a second line playmaking center who has proven that he can play very well. The Bruins are completely messed up with Dave Lewis this year, so his production is down a third.