When Dennis Seidenberg went down, the question that went around social media was "Who will the Bruins get in a trade?". With a defensive group that currently has four players in their first or second year (Hamilton, Krug, Bartkowski, Miller), players battling through injuries (McQuaid [again]) and different call-ups (Zach Trotman was called up January 23rd) - it could be time to add another veteran presence to the group.
Randomly, Mikey over at Orange and Black Pack posed this question to me:
@PezDOY Think the Bruins would make a "Matt Fraser (LW) & Peter Cehlarik (LW) for Meszaros (D)" trade?— Mikey D, O&BP (@MikeyD_OandBP) January 23, 2014
And I sat on it for a bit. Initially I said no because Fraser and Cehlarik [Slovakian prospect playing in SweHL] wouldn't allow for cap compliancy (or so capgeek told me). Mike then told me to be creative and the Flyers are having issues with back-checking and their breakout.
All of this led me to the inevitable question: Is Andrej Meszaros the answer to the question of "Who fills Seidenberg's spot"?
Before I can honestly give you that answer, we need to look at everything like:
- Would Philadelphia actually be willing to trade him?
- Meszaros' contract status
- Potential trade targets for Philly
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