The Boston Bruins should definitely be looking toward Tampa Bay in an effort to make a trade.
And prying away a Lightning forward should definitely be their top priority.
But it’s not superstar center Vinny Lecavalier Boston should be targeting. No, the man the Bruins should covet usually skates off to Lecavalier’s right and is a much better fit for the Black and Gold.
The Boston Bruins should do what it takes to trade for Martin St. Louis.
Everything about St. Louis makes him more appealing for Boston, especially in contrast to Lecavalier, who’s signed for too much money and too many years, requires an acquiring team to deplete its talent stable, and plays a position that the Bruins have plenty of capable NHL stars and up-and-coming prospects to fill.
Before I get to fitting St. Louis into the Bruins’ payroll and what it would take to save him from the lowly Lightning, let’s look at why he’d be an ideal Bruin. (more…)