The Boston Bruins are in need of a few trades if they want to have a long playoff run. They need to address more scoring and need help on the blue line. The top priority is finding a goal scorer and NHL rumors have the Bruins interested in trading for one of J.T. Miller or Tomas Hertl.
Nick Goss of NBC Sports reports the Boston Bruins first need is to find a scorer and they should target J.T. Miller or Tomas Hertl. This player would be the No. 2 center, but a winger would be a much needed upgrade also.
Goss went on to say, the Bruins’ four most likely first-round opponents in the playoffs are the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes. All are in the top nine in goals scored per game and the Bruins can’t match their firepower currently.
If Boston’s powerplay or first-line struggles to score, they will need that second line scoring to help if they want to compete against the top teams in the playoffs.
Over the past few days, rumors have circulated that the Vancouver Canucks are looking to keep Miller and trade Brock Boeser. Hertl may be the best option for the Bruins, but they are not the only team interested in him and the cost will be high. ( First round pick plus a top prospect)