Wednesday, March 03, 2010

#Bruins at the #NHL Trade Deadline:Seidenberg in, Morris out, A Million Saved

The hapless Boston Bruins, coming off of a lackluster 3rd period against rival Montreal last night, were active at today's NHL Trade deadline, but many Bruins fans felt he wasn't active enough.

Deal 1-The Cap Clear Out: Derek Morris to Phoenix for a 4th rd pick in 2011

This deal moves the contract of Derek Morris out of town to make a room for the next move. Morris made 3.3 million this season, and his contract expired at the end of the year.

Deal 2-Bruins trade Craig Weller, a 2nd rd pick in 2010 and Byron Bitz to the Florida Panthers for Dennis Seidenberg and Ohio St defenseman Matt Bartkowski.

Seidenberg and his 2.25 million dollar contract take up 66% of the cap space left behind by Morris. In all actuality this deal is Bitz and a 2nd rounder for Seidenberg. Not a bad move. Seidenberg's contract also expires at the end of this year.

Even with the 1.1 Million dollars saved in the early morning deal, the Bruins did not go out and get a scoring forward at the deadline. They had been rumored to be in on Raffi Torres of Columbus, but CSN's Joe Haggerty stated the Blue Jackets wanted a first round pick, something the Bruins felt was too high of a price. So the Jacobs ended up saving some money today, so at least they have that going for them. Maybe next year, Bruins fans.



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