The Boston Bruins are expected to be active in the lead-up to the NHL trade deadline. After already making a move for Charlie Coyle, the team has strengthened their third line, but they will be looking to add more if they want to make a significant playoff push.
The Bruins will be looking into several trade candidates on deadline day. One player that has been mentioned in connection to the Bruins is Wayne Simmonds. According to Frank Seravalli of TSN, the Philadelphia Flyers were "engaged in trade talks" for Simmonds as of Sunday.
#Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher has now engaged in trade talks for Wayne Simmonds today. He’d been waiting until the last moment before deadline to give his team every chance to claw back in the race.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) February 25, 2019
It's unclear how many suitors are in on the Simmonds sweepstakes but expect the Bruins to be involved.
Simmonds, 30, has played 11 NHL seasons while scoring 471 career points. This year, he has logged 16 goals and 11 assists while playing for a struggling Flyers team. He's actually in the midst of one of his worst seasons in recent memory, as he is on pace for his lowest point total since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.
Still, Simmonds had scored at least 24 goals in five consecutive seasons before this year. Perhaps on a better team, he could regain his scoring prowess. And that's something that the Bruins desperately need -- another scoring option.
Simmonds will certainly be one of the Bruins' targets and the other big name to keep an eye on is Ottawa's Mark Stone. Both could help provide the team with some of the scoring punch they have lacked at times this year.
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