For Bruins to have a chance, Kelly deal better be start of big doings

Kelly made my list of trade targets in the aftermath of the decision to shut down Marc Savard. I have no problem with the Bruins adding him to bring some grit and experience, and get Seguin back out on the wing. The Bruins’ track record with bottom six forwards is solid in recent years, with the additions of Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell, Steve Begin and Stephane Yelle over the years.

As for their defense corps, Chiarelli has to deliver something greater than just a “solid” player. Maybe it’s two “solid players.” But he has to do something dynamic. And as I’ve said before, that mean going after someone who’s not available right now – either because he’s on a team that’s not a seller or is a cornerstone piece of a club. Chiarelli has the assets to make a team make a player “available.”

This is not time to fine-tune. This is a time to re-define. And solid just isn’t going to cut it.

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