The Boston Bruins have the NHL’s best record and their deepest roster in years, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still make improvements.
Even if it’s just to shore up their depth, as injuries and preservation become bigger concerns in the second half of the season, it’s likely Bruins GM Don Sweeney does something ahead of the 2023 NHL trade deadline. Fun fact: Sweeney has made a mid-season trade every season he’s been running the B’s front office. Be it huge (Hampus Lindholm, Rick Nash), mid-but-valuable (Taylor Hall, Marcus Johansson, Charlie Coyle), or minor (Mike Reilly), Sweeney has never been shy about adding to the team at the deadline.
So there’s no reason to believe Sweeney won’t do it now, in a true go-for-it year for the league-best Bruins. But the question is, how big does he go?