May 14, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) leads his team off the ice after their 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Rumors: Boston Bruins to be active in trade market

The Boston Bruins had a rather short stay in the Stanley Cup playoffs this year as they were bounced by a white hot Montreal Canadiens team in the Conference Semifinals round.

While that’s a respectable season for a lot of teams, only two teams in the postseason was coming off of a trip to the Stanley Cup and Boston was one of them. But while the season ended with disappointment, the Bruins are confident things can get turned around and that’s what this summer will be about.

According to Joe Haggerty from, the Boston Bruins are going to be very active in trade talks this summer and will be making moves to tweak their current roster and replace any production they either lose or feel they were lacking in their two round trip to the postseason.

Hockey sources have indicated to that the Bruins are going to be very active in the trade market leading up to the July free agency period, despite public assertions by Peter Chiarelli and Cam Neely that the roster only needs some “tweaks.”

It’s unclear who the Bruins will target but they have options in the trade market when it comes to who they can go after. There’s always the possibility of re-acquiring Joe Thornton from the San Jose Sharks, while Ryan Kessler still wants out of Vancouver and could be a great addition.

Those are home run swings on the trade market, but the Bruins has shown an ability to find good trades and pull the trigger on them when need be and this summer should be a fun one to watch in Boston.

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