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The Boston Bruins could stand to add a defenseman ahead of the 2023 NHL trade deadline. The question is how good of a defenseman do they need?
We at 985TheSportsHub.com believe that, internally, the Bruins like their defensive combinations and don’t necessarily want to make a Good Old-Fashioned Hockey Trade™ in order to improve on the back end. In other words, don’t expect them to move any regulars off the main roster. But could they possibly improve their depth? Or at least find another viable option to complement Charlie McAvoy or Hampus Lindholm?
As they stand now, the Bruins are on track to enter the 2023 playoffs with the same top-6 defensemen as last season. That would be a risk, but at the same time, Lindholm is playing the best hockey of his career and would represent a big improvement over himself a year ago, when he played more tentatively under Bruce Cassidy.