Thursday, February 21, 2013
Bruins/Flyers trade talk
By Victoria Matiash
Unless Paul Holmgren and Peter Chiarelli were just making small-talk Tuesday evening, a deal could be a-brewin' between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins. CSNNE.com's Joe Haggerty reports the two general managers chatted for the entire second-period intermission of Tuesday's tilt between the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
"... It’s the second time that Chiarelli has spent time personally watching the Flyers players as he also was in the press box for Philadelphia’s Jan. 22 game against the New Jersey Devils. It’s no secret that Philly has stumbled out of the gate and needs major defensemen help with the injuries they’ve sustained along their blue line, and that Boston has good NHL depth with seven capable guys on the Boston roster along with at least four able-bodied blueliners (Torey Krug, Matt Bartkowski, David Warsofsky and Zach Trotman) ready to help an NHL club from the AHL level ..."
And, as Haggerty points out, the Boston squad is said to be interested in adding a scoring winger and forward depth altogether. It's a situation worth monitoring.