Boston Bruins Rumors: 5 Roster Moves the Team Could Still Pursue

Boston Bruins Rumors: 5 Roster Moves the Team Could Still Pursue

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With the 2014-15 NHL season approaching, the free-agency period is dwindling away for the Bruins. GM Peter Chiarelli has stated that due to lack of salary space, the B's will not be pursuing any blockbuster deals, and there is really no need. Boston has plenty of young talent in the system, and if they choose to move a few supporting role players, that might open up enough cap space to sign one or two players to help solidify the starting lineup.

5. Ryan Carter

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5. Ryan Carter

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When you look at the roster in Providence, there are a few grinders that may fit well on the fourth line, but let's face it, none of them have the same hands as Shawn Thornton. While Ryan Carter can't slug it out like Thornton can, he drops the kits when necessary. He also managed to put up 13 goals in the past two season with the New Jersey Devils. The combination of grit and goals is what the B's need on their fourth unit.

4. Jordan Caron

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4. Jordan Caron

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Since being drafted back in 2007, the former first-round selection has continuously floated back and forth from Providence to Boston. Although the talent is there, Jordan Caron has not been able to fit in with head coach Claude Julien's system, and a change of scenery for the 23-year-old is imminent. If the B's are able to cash in on Caron in this free-agency period, that will open up room to re-sign others.

3. Kevin Hayes

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3. Kevin Hayes

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Kevin Hayes' agent has said that the Hobby Baker finalist will not sign with the Chicago Blackhawks before the Aug. 15 deadline, and the Bruins would be foolish to pass up an opportunity like this.

The right winger could fit immediately into the B's lineup and the Dorchester, Mass. native would certainly love to return home. This Boston College stud is ready for The Show.

2. Adam McQuaid

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2. Adam McQuaid

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The injury-prone Adam McQuaid has been in and out of the Bruins' lineup throughout the past few seasons and Kevan Miller has proved that he can fit it quite nicely. Miller is clearly the cheaper option, and cutting ties with the "tough hombre," as Pierre McGuire would put it, will not effect the B's depth on defense. Trading the veteran seems like the obvious option.

1. Torey Krug

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1. Torey Krug

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If it weren't for Torey Krug running the show for the Bruins on the power play last season, they would never have had the third-best production in the league. The Bruins have yet to sign the 23-year-old unrestricted free agent and if they do not act soon, they will have a tough time competing with the offers from other squads. The Bruins would love to keep Krug on the blue line next season, but immediate action is necessary.

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