So... Kevin Dupont of the Boston Globe (@GlobeKPD) believes Peter Chiarelli is looking for scoring. Here's a couple of his tweets today:
Buzz level increasing, B's Trades/ acquisitions. With Ryder/Recchi gone, Chiarelli likely after a vet forward (Whitney?). I liked Brunette.
Chiarelli shopping. But not a lot of groceries on shelves in October. More Bochenskis than Booths.
And here's where it gets juicy:
Lucic. RT @DaleEArnold I think the only guys who bring something in return not guys Peter would deal. Deal Rask, Thomas, Krecji?
Then, there is this response from AD:
Needless to say, my mind took off with this. Thoughts?
We need scoring too. Probably wouldn't trade Hejduk or Jones as it would be a wash. Landeskog likely out as he's too green and an unknown quantity. Stastny not a great goal scorer and his salary might not fit very well... although Bruins have about $3M in cap space according to capgeek. But he's played well and is arguably our best player, so I removed him from consideration. O'Reilly? Probably not enough of a reputation to be considered as a major piece. Who's left???
Duchene. Makes $3.2M Lucic makes $4M. Duchene has a 'Golden Boy' reputation. But... has been awful most of this calendar year. Awful at the Worlds too. Lucic is a Stanley Cup Champion and arguably the top power forward in the NHL. And he just doesn't have 30-goal potential, he's actually scored 30 goals. He's 23.
Factor would obviously have to slot into the second line to fill the void. O'Reilly looked good in the top-6 late last year and his stellar play has continued this season. He's got a tremendous work ethic and workout regimen. And he's developed good chemistry with fellow youngster Landeskog.
So here's what I replied, and then the response from Dupont:
I look forward to your work-appropriate comments.