But even though Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli wishes he was further along in some trade discussions, he's remaining cautiously optimistic that he'll be able to make a move or two before Monday's NHL trade deadline, according to The Boston Globe.
''I think those deals are there to do,'' Chiarelli reportedly said. ''You're never sure, but….I'd like to be further along in some of these discussions, down to the short strokes, but yes, right now, I think we are getting closer and there are one or two deals we could close.''
Chiarelli also reportedly noted that he's told the teams with which he's had discussions that he's not interested in moving anyone off the current Bruins roster. That could mean the B's will be in line to deal away prospects and/or draft picks should they bring in some depth like they hope.
It remains unclear which players in particular the Bruins are targeting in trade discussions, although they are rumored to be interested in a trio of Colorado forwards.
The B's could also look to add defensive help, although with the injuries to Rich Peverley and Nathan Horton, Chiarelli may be focused on first adding a forward or two.