Darren Dreger Ponders If The Bruins Will Be Buyers At The Deadline

Published January 23, 2018 at 3:19 PM

Insider Darren Dreger was a guest on today's edition of Leafs Lunch on TSN 1050 in Toronto today and they took a moment away from talking about the hometown Maple Leafs to discuss the team ahead of them in the Atlantic Division standings, the Boston Bruins.  

The Bruins have been one of the best team's in hockey since the start of November and are riding a 16-game point streak. Even with all the success, Dreger is not certain that the Bruins will be big buyers at next month's trade deadline.

"What's going to be interesting is if Don Sweeney feels compelled or pushed – maybe that's a better way to describe it – pushed by Cam Neely and the Jacobs family to do more," said Dreger, per FanRag Sports. "Who's to say that if the Boston Bruins continue to play as well as they are that they can't take down the Tampa Bay Lightning, or they can't take down the Pittsburgh Penguins if they find a way in, or the best in the East. So what as a general manager are you going to do to make us better?
"I checked around Boston yesterday and they don't have a strong appetite for the big deal. And every general manager will say, ‘But I'm interested. I'm willing to listen. If somebody wants to offer me yet another Top 4, Top 5 D of course I'm going to listen. If there's a big power forward, a piece out there that makes sense for us where we can move a couple of young assets and a draft pick, yeah we might be willing to do that.'
"But I don't get the sense that they're kicking in doors looking for areas to improve in."

The Bruins have reaped the rewards of developing young talent, so it is hard to imagine they would be in a hurry to trade some of their youngsters away for a rental so soon.

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