Hello boys and girls! It's been a while since I've chimed in, so I figured I would come in and drop a line. I am going on my first
Stanly Cup of Chowder sponsored Bruins road trip vacation this week, as I will be flying out to L.A. tomorrow morning before I take in the Kings game on Saturday. I am very excited for this as it is the first time I will ever see the Bruins play on the road (I don't count any of the trips I made to the Mall in Hartford, because that was hardly even a drive).
Before I do set off on my flight I thought it would be fun to put on our thinking caps for a bit. If you were Peter Chiarelli, given the rash of injuries and inconsistencies in the Bruins play for a large chunk of the season both offensively and defensively, what would you do? Would you pull the trigger on a trade now, before the Olympics? Or would you choose to wait it out until the trade deadline is upon us in March. And if you were to make a deal give me some names of players who you would trade and any potential targets you would like to try and acquire.
For me if I had the power I would look at teams like Edmonton, Carolina, or St. Louis since they are falling out of their playoff races at the midpoint of the season. If I were PC I would go after a puck moving defenseman, like a Lubomir Vishnovsky of the Oilers(8 goals, 18 assists in 39 games, cap hit of 5.6 mil through 2012-2013). Or if cap issues prevent me from making a larger scale move I would target a guy like Joe Corvo of the Hurricanes (4 goals, 8 assists in 27 games, cap hit of 2.6 mil and is a FA after this season).
So what would you do puck heads?