What Is the Bruins’ Biggest Need to Address at the NHL Trade Deadline?


What Is the Bruins' Biggest Need to Address at the NHL Trade Deadline?While potential trade deadline targets for the Bruins continue to go off the board, that doesn't mean general manager Peter Chiarelli isn't burning up the phone lines.

Despite a convincing 4-2 win against the St. Louis Blues, the Bruins have looked a little iffy of late, and their record in recent games reflects that. The team is likely in the market trying to improve itself at the deadline and could be looking for any number of things.

The Bruins have been shut out four times already in February, a sign that the team could need help on offense with Rich Peverley and Nathan Horton currently out of commission. With Rick Nash still being dangled as trade bait, the B's could be considering a big move for a goal scorer to help bolster the offense.

On the other hand, the team's power play can also sometimes go stale, and adding a puck-moving defenseman always seems to be in the discussion at this time of the year. Last season, the team pulled the trigger on trading for Tomas Kaberle and might be looking to make a similar move again this year.

Perhaps a physical defenseman might be what the team's looking for as well, considering that you can never have enough depth in the playoffs and the Bruins seem posed for another deep postseason run. Or, they might decide that the best course of action is to stand pat and hope that Peverley and Horton recover in time to make an impact and help the team defend its Stanley Cup.

With so many options, what seems the most pressing need for Boston to consider as the Monday's trade deadline nears?

What is the Bruins' biggest need to address at the NHL trade deadline?

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