Well, that was quick.
After their worst start in 10 years, and being outscored 10-4 in home losses to the Jets and Canadiens, it looks as if the Bruins are about to make some drastic moves if things don't change fast.
According to Joe Haggerty, who quotes two separate hockey sources, the Bruins have started some trade discussions with NHL teams about the availability of captain Zdeno Chara and winger Brad Marchand. While these talks have not gone into depth, it is surprising that the Bruins are exploring moves that most fans were clamoring for all offseason.
Its early in the season, but with arguably the worst defensive pairings in the NHL, the Bruins need to do something if they still have hopes of competing for a playoff spot. While no one expected this team to be the 2011 Stanley Cup winning Bruins, the hope was that they could sneak into the playoffs and possibly make some noise. That doesn't look to be the case right now.
The old motto in hockey still holds true today: if you're not a Top 8 playoff team by Thanksgiving, you're in trouble.
Guess what? The Bruins are in trouble.
While the Bruins would have to hurdle around no-trade clauses, veterans may be more willing to move as they see Sweeney and Neely opting for a rebuild, rather than a retool.
NOTE: Brad Marchand has a concussion right now, so any trade involving him will probably not occur until he is fully healthy.
By Pete Packowski