Bruins Fail To Improve Offense

The Boston Bruins have had one major, glaring need all season. They are in desperate need of a scoring winger, so you would have expected them to make a deal for one  at the deadline. Well, it didn't happen.

As you could expect, Bruins fans are not particularly happy.

Here's what SBN's Stanley Cup of Chowder had to say:

For a team that is last in the league in goal scoring that is still in the playoff hunt not to land a goal scorer is inexcusable. Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins brass sent a clear message: this is not "the year to B here". A Cup run this year was a bit of a pipe dream but I figured the B's would still want to win a playoff series to line Jacobs' pocket with an extra couple games' worth of concession sales. Peter Chiarelli tried to spin it like they were trying to improve for this year, but it is clear that this deadline was all about the future, not the present.

I'll admit that the market for goal scorers was limited this year and I am glad that they didn't overpay or sell the future for a rental player, but I think they could have brought in a player who could help this team offensively. Chasing after Kovalchuk made no sense this year, but they had to have other options to improve up front.

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