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Boston Bruins Trade News: Drew Stafford Acquired At Trade Deadline Updated

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Boston Bruins Add A Winger

Don Sweeney waited to exactly the last minute to pull the trigger on a trade.

The Boston Bruins receive Drew Stafford from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a conditional 6th round pick.

Stafford is a good veteran forward who will help provide depth to the Bruins. I assume he will most likely be going on the 3rd line with Spooner and Vatrano if Spooner continues to center the line. This will mean that Hayes will either be a healthy scratch or play on the 4th line.

I think he can play probably anywhere on the right side,” Sweeney said of the right shot forward. “Good shot, strength, can get to the net, and has power play acumen, has a good shot, so hopefully he can contribute in all those areas.”

Stafford is a 31-year-old who is in his 11 NHL season. He has played in 40 games this season for Winnipeg tallying 4 goals and nine assists. He is a guy that will add some size to the team as he stands 6-foot-2, at 214 pounds. I believe Sweeney wanted to add depth and size after seeing all of the Big guys that Montreal added. He has skated in 707 career NHL games, recording 179 goals, 213 assists for 319 points. His numbers are lower than usual this season because he is only playing 4th line minutes for the Jets.

“You’d have to ask Drew when he gets here [why his numbers have dropped off],” said Sweney. “In talking with him [on Wednesday], I think with a player like [Patrik] Laine coming into their lineup, maybe some situational opportunities were a little different for him, another pretty good player in [Nikolaj] Ehlers, and Drew had a pretty consistent scoring record until this year, so hopefully he’ll jump right back in and be somewhat invigorated.”

The Bruins now have too many forwards in Schaller, Beleskey, Nash, Moore, and now Hayes most likely all players who could play on the 4th or 3rd line. It will be interesting to see him with the Bruins Tonight against the Rangers if he is put in the lineup, but maybe not until Saturday when they play New Jersey.

Stafford is slotted to fly in some time today. According to Bruins.com he will not make morning skate, and will be here before the Rangers game.

Here is what Don Sweeney had to say about Drew Stafford:

“We’re fortunate that we were able to add Drew to our lineup,” Sweeney told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday evening at Warrior Ice Arena. “I felt that it was an area that we could add, and I was going to look to do that without pulling away into the things that we’d been committed to doing.”

Now Sweeney has the problem of does he want to play the young guys or stick with the older guys.

“Going to be somewhat performance related and where our other young players fit in along those lines,” said Sweeney, in regards to Stafford joining the team on a short-term basis. “And we have some other players that are likely to come on line here in the next little while and we’re going to evaluate them as well, where Drew fits in, but we’re staying in the moment and he’s excited about the opportunity.”

Drew Stafford is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July so he is most likely a rental, as the Bruins are trying to push for the playoffs.

Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Bruins Already Having Injury Problem

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Bruins Injury Updates Have Begun

Today GM Don Sweeney has given an update on a few injured players.

Matt Beleskey who which is not a big deal since he might not even make the team is day-to-day with a foot contusion. This happened is the B’s last preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens

Jakub Forsbacka Karlsson is day-to-day as well with an upper-body injury that he received in the game against Detroit on September 19th. Hopefully, this is nothing because he was a kid that was slotted to make a roster spot.

Last is Torrey Krug who will be out for at least three weeks pending a re-evaluation at that time. He was hit in the jaw with the puck and suffered a non-displaced fracture. It occurred in the game against Detroit.

Also on another note, the team has sent Jack Studnicka and Kyle Keyser back to the OHL.

The biggest injury is with JFK, now some may say Krug but I think the B’s can find a replacement for him. McAvoy will most likely take over on the power play and maybe this opens the door for a guy like Rob O’Gara or Matt Grzelcyk. Other than these few hiccups Boston should be a fun team to watch this season. Especially if they stay as young as they have in camp and the preseason games.

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Boston Bruins Take Down Montreal In Preseason Game 1

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Bruins Grab First Win Of The Preseason

Boston took on the Canadiens last night in Quebec City and came out with a victory. Last nights team was all about the kids. Unfortnitally the game was not aired on TV in Boston. the Bruins defeated Montreal 3-2.

From what I have read from people that saw the game is that the kids were very impressive. Tim Schaller, Anders Bjork, and Jesse Gabrielle were the goal scorers. As the whole, the team seems like they are in a good spot to be competitive this season. Especially with all of the prospects on the roster that are eyeing a spot in the big club.

The most impressive was last years NCAA Hobey Baker Finalist Anders Bjork. Bjork scored his first goal in a Bruins uniform last night. Also, the word on the street is that his chemistry with the team is growing. Look for him to grab a top-six spot on the roster heading into the season.

Here is Anders Bjork on his first goal in. A very hockey guy answer:

 

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