In the latest BHN Podcast, former NHL goalie and current NHL Network Analyst Kevin Weekes had a message to Boston Bruins General manager Don Sweeney when it comes to one of the hottest names on the NHL Trade Market right now:
“Burn up the phone lines to South Florida!” Weekes said bluntly when asked if it’s time for Sweeney to find scoring help on the NHL Trade market after the Bruins failed to score an even-strength goal and just three goals in their first three games?
“That was a mishandle by the Florida Panthers and sometimes one person’s mistake is another person’s beefsteak,” Weekes said of the Keith Yandle situation with the Florida Panthers.
As he always does, Weekes went on to tell it like it is and call out the Panthers organization for the lack of respect they showed to not only the most well-respected player in the Panthers dressing room but also one of the most respected around the league. Of course, he will get no argument from my partner in crime at BHN Joe Haggerty and me, or NHL GM’s, coaches, players, and agents for that matter, but Weekes believes this is an opportunity for Sweneey and the Bruins to pounce on the NHL trade market and specifically the Panthers to get the offense going. Weekes thinks Sweeney can convince Panthers GM Bill Zito to take on some of Yandle’s $6.3 salary cap hit he carries for this season and the next two.
“If I’m the B’s ‘Haggs’, I’m not saying they haven’t been burning up the phone lines, but maybe, you accelerate some of those calls and bring ‘Yands’ home and let him run that powerplay,” Weekes said emphatically. “Get some of what you had in Torey Krug and get Florida eating some of that bread!”
‘Weekesie’ also discussed the significance of the Boston Bruins retiring Willie O’Ree’s No. 22, the future of the Bruins’ goaltending situation, and how great it is to be back covering hockey but also amongst the people of the hockey world that makes it the best sport to work in!