5 Free Agents the Boston Bruins Should Target in 2015 NHL Offseason

By Nick Villano

5 Free Agents the Boston Bruins Should Target in 2015 NHL Offseason

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The Boston Bruins were busy during draft weekend, trading away Milan Lucic, Carl Soderberg and Dougie Hamilton. They received mostly draft picks, along with a backup goalie, in return for those star players. Then on Monday made a confusing trade to acquire often-suspended Zac Rinaldo. Despite the moves, the Bruins still have little to no cap space. They need to find some affordable free agents this offseason.

5. Dustin Jeffrey

5. Dustin Jeffrey
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5. Dustin Jeffrey

5. Dustin Jeffrey
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Does Dustin Jeffrey jump off the page when looking at his stats? Of course not, but he has been very effective in the AHL. Some players just can't do it in the big leagues, but at 27 years old it is too early to quit on Jeffrey.

4. Curtis Glencross

4. Curtis Glencross
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4. Curtis Glencross

4. Curtis Glencross
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Curtis Glencross did himself no favors with his play after being traded to the Washington Capitals. Because of how he left Calgary and his lack of production, his value has plummeted. Now, the Bruins can bring him in and help him find his potential while paying him a smaller salary.

3. Steve Downie

3. Steve Downie
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3. Steve Downie

3. Steve Downie
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In a market where it looks like most are going to get overpaid thanks to the lack of talent, Downie has fallen under the radar. He is entering his prime and coming off a season with 14 goals, the most since he scored 22 back in 2010. He looks like his stock is trending up after a few injury-riddled seasons.

2. Martin Havlat

2. Martin Havlat
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2. Martin Havlat

2. Martin Havlat
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The Bruins have to take major chances this offseason, and Havlat has a ton of upside. He clearly did not fit into the Devils offense (if you want to call it that) and could do wonders with the top-end talent in Boston. The veteran still has something to bring to the table.

1. Jordan Leopold

1. Jordan Leopold
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1. Jordan Leopold

1. Jordan Leopold
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The Bruins could use another defenseman after the departure of Hamilton. There is no way they will be able to find a player of his caliber, but they could definitely find some bargains. Jordan Leopold is right around the $2 million per season mark, which the Bruins could probably afford.

Nick Villano is the NHL feature writer for Rant Sports. He also adds to the site’s NBA, MLB and NFL content. You can follow him on Twitter or add him to your Google circle.

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