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Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bruce Cassidy tends to agree with Cam Neely: the Bruins aren’t looking to disrupt their team chemistry at the NHL trade deadline.

Speaking to reporters at the team hotel in Toronto on Thursday, Cassidy spoke about the upcoming deadline and the idea that the B’s would consider trading players off the NHL roster. Much like Neely, Cassidy likes the chemistry that the Bruins have right now – both on and off the ice. And he may not be expecting any kind of major move, for that reason.

“I think it’s been factored into conversations between me and Donny [Sweeney] that we have a group with some real togetherness there this season,” said Cassidy, via Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston. “At the end of the day if you can add and make your team better then you always have to look at it, and Donny is looking at that right now.

Adding [Nick] Holden I think he’s done that and we’ve added some more depth. But after that I do worry about if we subtract somebody from the room. If you’re adding and you’re not subtracting, i.e. future assets, then as a coach you always prefer to go that way. But Donnie will do what’s best and as a coaching staff we’ll take it from there so to speak. But there is a good chemistry with that group … a very good chemistry in that locker room.”

Any More Moves Coming?

Bruce Cassidy (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bruce Cassidy (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Clearly, Cassidy feels good about the way the Bruins’ young talent has integrated into the lineup. So don’t expect guys like Jake DeBrusk, Brandon Carlo, or Danton Heinen to be going anywhere at the deadline.

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The B’s are reportedly still hoping they can land Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, but for a price that doesn’t include players at the NHL level. Don’t hold your breath on that. It’s more likely that the Bruins’ next move is a cheaper one for a veteran winger.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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