Brophy

Brophy

On his blog for Sportsnet.ca, veteran writer Mike Brophy broke down the trade possibilities, needs and trade bait for all 30 teams.

Brophy contends that the Boston Bruins need an experienced grinding forward that can “pop the occasional goal.” He also weighs whether Boston would deal Manny Fernandez in order to make a deadline addition.

MK: If Edmonton’s Erik Cole falls into the category of “grinder” than I agree with Brophy. But the Bruins hardly have use for a bottom-six guy. They need goal-scoring to fill the void left by the injured Marco Sturm.

As for moving Fernandez, it’s looking less and less likely to happen with Fernandez playing so sporadically and hardly ever declaring himself 100 percent healthy and on his game.