Rick Nash & # 39; s pension was not only a reminder that too many good players have been forced out of the game due to concussion-specific symptoms, but also a reminder of how risky NHL trading time agreements can prove.
Bruins traded their first round of elections as part of the Nash package in February, and anytime a deal does not result in a Stanley Cup championship, one sees another team choosing to inspire regret from that part of the trading team.  Having reviewed the NHL draft in 2018 without a first round selection, Bruin's general manager Don Sweeney did not tell Nash trading because he believed in Nash and last year's roster to make a long season. But sitting out on the first night of the draft was disturbing, and Sweeney stated that he would be reluctant to re-trade his first round pick.
However, he does not rule out what is required to improve his lineup before February 25. trade deadline.
"Until this agreement [for Nash] really realized we kept [the first-rounder] all the way [until the end]," Sweeney told WEEI.com this week. "We just felt that at that time and some of the pieces we switched around as a result where we might have finished in the league, the bottom of the first, the top of the other based on where you are, took we a turn.
"I will always be able to swing. We assess our team where we are when we are healthy and this has not been the case. Knock on what Charlie comes back, maybe see what our team is, maybe it changes. I don't have a hard and fast rule, but by design I would be reluctant to do so. "
Bruins will be as close to full strength as they have been this season, provided defender Charlie McAvoy returns in the next few games and no one goes down; Only bottom and six forward Joakim Nordstrom will be left among the Bruins have lost 1
Trade estimation around the league has not stopped but may have hit a little while team hold their organizational meetings. Bruins' amateur scouts came to town this week and the pro meetings will be next week.
Sweeney swung a minor league deal with Ottawa on Friday sending depth defender Cody Goloubef to the senators ahead Paul Carey Goloubef was exploited with the development of Conor Clifton and Jeremy Lauzon in addition to returning from the World Junior Championship by Urho Vaakanainen, and Carey will help a supply corps that is a small thing with damage to it. to Anders Bjork (shoulder) and All-Star Ryan Fitzgerald (wrist).
If there are bigger trades of the Bruins in the off, it's still to be seen. Improvements made by, for example, Ryan Donato and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson have made it possible for Bruins to come by in the short term, but there is little doubt that they will shop for an experienced third-line center and / or a top six wing and Sweeney will be more than willing to take another "swing" as long as Bruins continues to play the way they have to win five of their last six games.