June 25, 2024

Bruins Buy or Sell: Maple Leafs, Trade Deadline, Lohrei & Sweeney

Since the All-Star Break, things have not gone well for the Boston Bruins . They have fallen behind the Florida Panthers in the Atlantic Division and they look nothing like the team they were earlier in the season. This week, the last chance for General Manager (GM) Don Sweeney to add to his team is on March 8 with the NHL trade deadline. This season, his club needs multiple upgrades and additions and it’s unlikely he will be able to address all of them. It’s even questionable whether or not he will be able to address some of them.

Don Sweeney talks Bruins' final roster cuts, Matt Poitras' future

Boston is slumping and right now, second-year head coach Jim Montgomery is looking for answers and it’s hard to find some. They have a brutal schedule heading into the trade deadline this week and very few options to find some answers right now. As the Bruins enter a crucial week, it’s time for the latest Bruins Buy or Sell, where it’s time to take a look at whether to buy or sell some of the Bruins’ recent storylines or rumors.

Maple Leafs Gaining on Bruins

Yes, the Bruins are just two points behind the Panthers, but with the roll they are on and the struggles the Black and Gold are going through, you get the feeling that Florida might pull away from them. If that’s the case, the Toronto Maple Leafs are behind Boston in the standings, six points back, but two games in hand.

Toronto is coming and coming fast. They have won nine of their last 10 games and get two shots at the Bruins this week. After hosting them Monday night (March 4), they come to the TD Garden on March 7, the night before the trade deadline. Two regulation wins by the Maple Leafs this week brings them even closer and with two games in hand, it’s not out of the possibility that they pass their rivals before the playoffs start. Right now, it’s hard not to buy that they will pass Boston, but that’s just one person’s opinion. As things stand, if I’m in Toronto, I would be looking forward to a potential first-round match-up with the Bruins.

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