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Are The Bruins Targeting Marian Gaborik?

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It’s been over three months since the Bruins lost top-four defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a season-ending injury. And in this three month period, there have been nothing but trade speculations.

Andrew McDonald, Chris Philips, Tom Gilbert, and Stephane Robidas have reportedly been on the Bruins’ radar. However, a new name has recently appeared.

According to David Pagnotta, the Bruins have had scouts at Blue Jackets games for the last three games, and while Marian Gaborik might not be the Bruins number one target, he has definitely been discussed.

Gaborik, 32, has played thirteen seasons in the NHL, charting 336 goals and 338 assists for a total of 674 points in 769 games.

But is Gaborik the answer for the Bruins?

It’s obvious the Bruins need to strengthen their blue line, which is why Jack Johnson‘s name has been mentioned as well.

Gaborik is a $7.5 million cap hit, but the Bruins only have $5,490,833 in cap space, meaning Gaborik is too expensive.

It only makes sense that if the Bruins are in fact going to trade for Gaborik, they are planning on dealing one of their wingers, too.

There have also been reports that Bruins winger Loui Eriksson has a “minor issue” and will not play tonight. Jordan Caron will be taking his place.

Could the Bruins be planning on trading Eriksson as part of a deal for Gaborik? Or are the Bruins showcasing Caron for a trade? We’ll just have to wait and see.

The trade deadline is only a day away, and all this madness will soon be gone.

 

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