With the NHL Trade Deadline two weeks from today, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy has officially sent out the bat signal to Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney to make a deal that will jumpstart his team’s dormant offense and at the top of his NHL Trade wishlist, is a puck-moving defenseman.
Following a second straight 1-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils and the fifth this season by that same score, Cassidy didn’t pull any punches on what’s plaguing the Bruins and what Sweeney can do before the April 12 NHL Trade Deadline to save the season and not let the Bruins miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2015-16 season
“We’re fighting to stay in the mix,” Cassidy said bluntly. “I think we’ve done a good job of that; we’re in every game. We are like I’ve said, offensively, I think we’re a better defensive team makeup in terms of our roster anyways, that’s why our numbers are very good defensively. Offensively, we’re not built to outscore teams but right now, we do need a little more. …for example, I’ll use their goal.