The bruins lose to the nashville predators and desperately need to trade zdeno chara & Loui Eriksson
Zdeno Chara is not the player he once was and that is of no fault of his own. He is simply getting older and has lost a step or two. The fact is that he is completely wasted on this Bruins roster, I don't care if the Bruins are currently in the playoffs or not. If you have the ability to convince yourself that the Bruins actually have a chance in the playoffs this year then I'm jealous of you. I think they have first round sweep written all over them.
Zdeno Chara was on the ice for 9 goals straight. It is a ridiculous stat that paints Chara in a negative light, but the truth is that many of those goals were not his fault. They were the fault of breakdowns by pretty much everyone wearing a Bruins jersey. However, Chara can't cover everyone's mistakes anymore. He's not as quick and if you actually try to just solely watch Chara during the course of a game, he is visibly exhausted. The minutes he is playing for this team would have been acceptable 5 years ago, but now it is too much to ask. The Bruins have absolutely no chance of competing for a Stanley Cup this year and that is fine. They are rebuilding on the fly and they've somehow scrapped together a respectable win/loss record despite looking like a below average team all season. Hopefully Don Sweeney & company realize that this Bruins roster isn't good enough, especially on the defense. The Celtics can get away with not doing anything at the trade deadline because they have a ridiculous amount of draft picks that they may be able to turn into something on draft night. The Bruins do not have that luxury. They desperately need to make some moves with the future in mind, going all in on this season would be a massive waste of time.
Tonight's 2-0 loss to the Predators is yet another example that the Bruins cannot compete with good teams in the NHL. Some will argue that Sweeney should try and make a trade to help this team this year. Hell, why not right? If the season ended today they will be hosting a playoff series! Well, if you've watched the Bruins this season you would know they absolutely suck at home. Throw in the towel Neely and Sweeney. This team is the Walking Dead on ice. Don't mortgage the future for this season. It would be a huge mistake to sign Loui Eriksson to an extension, it is time to capitalize on the limited assets the Bruins have, rather than dive head-first into mediocrity for the next 5 years.
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