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Bruins continue to look for help

Bruins need help

Even before the Bruins lost two regulars — Chris Kelly (broken foot) and Adam McQuaid (shoulder injury) — for the rest of the regular season, they were looking for help.

Pens, Bruins, Hawks and Kings on Iginla’s list

Flames - Iginla
Where do you think Iginla will end up?

As the April 3 NHL trade deadline approaches, speculation continues to swirl around Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla.

A look at the NHL’s East heading into the trade deadline

BOSTON BRUINS

GM Peter Chiarelli likes to get ahead of the pack, but that has proven difficult this year. The Bruins have cap room and Chiarelli wants to bring in an impact forward to help the power play. He’ll go after either Dallas winger Brenden Morrow or Calgary captain Jarome Iginla. It will be costly, though.

Haggerty: Pressure’s on for Chiarelli to make a move

Clearly the Bruins are interested in Iginla’s services, and those feelings have intensified as any potential trade hopes with Ottawa for Daniel Alfredsson went up in smoke as the Senators kept on winning. The Calgary Flames captain has become the No. 1 target for the Bruins on their trade wish list, and fits the ball for Boston on so many levels.

Iginla is a fiery leader, he’s a physical presence still capable of playing the power forward position at an elite level and he was good enough to still score 32 goals last season at 35 years old.

Bruins have strong interest in Ryane Clowe

 

Stars, Bruins keeping an eye on each other, could a trade be in order?

With the NHL trade deadline less than a month away, NHL scouts have been out and about getting in-person looks at the various players known to be on the trading block.

According to Twitter reports from The Fourth Period’s Dennis Bernstein and the Morning News’s Mike Heika, Boston has been one of the six teams that have attended the Stars’ last two games, along with Pittsburgh, Toronto, Columbus, Minnesota and the New York Rangers.

Wings, Kings, Bruins, Flyers and Leafs after Perry

 

Boston Bruins could soon be adding Carl Soderberg from the Swedish Elite League

On TSN’s Insider Trading on Thursday night, Darren Dreger stated that the Boston Bruins could soon be adding Carl Soderberg from the Swedish Elite League once his current club Linkoping is out of the playoffs.

“He is 6’3″, 225 pounds and they believe he can play as a second line centre, second line winger or at worst case in their top nine,” Dreger said. “He’s the real deal.”

The powerhouse Bruins can add a big name or two thanks to the deft salary-cap maneuvering by GM Peter Chiarelli.

The powerhouse Bruins can add a big name or two thanks to the deft salary-cap maneuvering by GM Peter Chiarelli.

Some B’s fans are salivating at the possibilities that are out there.

But the GM wants everyone to know it’s not written in stone he’ll hit the home run.

Alfredsson can’t see himself being traded to Bruins

While Daniel Alfredsson appreciates the way former Ottawa Senators front office man Peter Chiarelli has constructed the Boston Bruins franchise over the last six years and would feel comfortable with familiar faces like Zdeno Chara and Chris Kelly within the dressing room, don’t expect the 40-year-old Ottawa captain to be coming to Boston.

So here’s an idea of the forwards that still fit the bill for the Black and Gold with Ryder scratched off the list:

JAROME IGINLA

The dream candidate on Boston’s list because he has played with a Bruins-style mentality throughout his entire career. The belief is that a winning situation could spark the 35-year-old’s game. He’s got power-forward size, a mean streak that will fit in well with the Black and Gold and enough offensive ability to post 32 goals and 67 points last season. There’s little doubt that he’s slowed down in the morass that is the Calgary Flames, and he’s got only three goals along with a minus-3 rating in 18 games.

Teams interested in Briere?

According to sources, Armstrong has been asking for forward Danny Briere. He isn’t the only one. Boston inquired about Briere last week, among others.

Briere, 35, is one player who isn’t going anywhere. The Flyers have not asked Briere to waive his no-trade clause, and it isn’t clear whether they’re interested in moving him, but he provided an answer Tuesday.

B’s could use a pick-me-up

Players the B’s could be interested in

Pens and Bruins will target Alfredsson

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As reported by the Sun Saturday, Alfredsson will be targetted by the Bruins and Penguins is Sens fall out of playoff race. #Sens

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Source: Chiarelli chats with Flyers GM Holmgren

While it’s difficult to zero in on exactly what Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is looking for, sources indicated to CSNNE.com that the B’s GM was in Pittsburgh last night to watch the highly entertaining Penguins-Flyers game.

Chiarelli chatted with Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren for the entire intermission between the second and the third period before the Flyers held on for a 6-5 victory at the CONSOL Energy Center.

INSIDER TRADING: COULD THE SENATORS MOVE ALFREDSSON?

If the Ottawa Senators slide in the absence of both Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson, what should they do in regards to the future of captain Daniel Alfredsson?

LeBrun: It’s going to be really sensitive for sure. There has been no player as popular in the history of the Senators. Senators GM Bryan Murray can’t control other teams calling him and that’s going to happen if the Senators fall off because of those injuries.

The Leafs, Bruins, Rangers and Penguins have all had talks about O’Reilly

The 22-year-old O’Reilly, the last restricted free agent who remains unsigned, is demanding more than $3.5 million than Matt Duchene is making with the Avs. It should be noted O’Reilly made $900,000 last year on an entry-level deal.

O’Reilly 18 goals and 37 assists for 55 points in 81 games last season. With centre Jason Spezza gone until at least the start of the playoffs after back surgery, the Sens could use that point production.

But if the Senators are going to make a deal for O’Reilly, Murray would be required to give up more than he’s prepared to give. The Avs are looking for a roster player who can help right now, a prospect and a draft pick.

Expect O’Reilly to land somewhere as the Avs try to clear up this sour relationship. The Leafs, Bruins, Rangers and Penguins have all held talks with Sherman, who would like to send him to an eastern conference team.

B’s don’t have any interest in Jarome Iginla?

Martinek rejoins the Islanders, The latest on Thomas and What is going on with the Canucks Centers

Check out these three NHL news tidbits

Radek Martinek rejoins Islanders

Thomas wants to play … next season

Gallagher: Canucks need to settle the second line centre question

Eager Krejci shrugs off trade rumors

David Krejci was back on the ice Friday with his Bruins teammates for the first time since heading over to his native Czech Republic to play for HC Pardubice during the lockout, and the 26-year-old pivot said he was aware of the persistent rumors about a possible trade to Phoenix or Anaheim. But he made it clear, as he did last season when the rumors started, that he wants to remain a Bruin.

“I’ve seen it and I have time to go on the Internet, so I know what’s going on,” Krejci said. “I went through lots of things and saw my name there, but there’s nothing I can control. I am happy here, and I hope I haven’t given them any reasons to trade me. So I can’t control it, and I just want to go out there and play my best.”