Back Check with the Bruins Buff

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Swap: Nokelainen for Montador

The Boston Bruins have traded F Petteri Nokelainen to the Anaheim Ducks for D Steve Montador.

Not a bad depth move, if nothing else. Montador is an upgrade over Hindy, and he's put up decent numbers this year with the Ducks.

This probably means another defenseman is on the way out. Stay tuned.

Trade Deadline Coverage

Bruins Buffs --

TSN and Sportsnet are both streaming their trade deadline coverage over the Internet. Check out their respective web sites for a feed.

As far as rumor sites go... check out the trade forum at for some interesting propositions. The Fourth Period also has plenty of potential deals up, and they'll be updating throughout the day.

As for my trade predictions -- I think the B's will grab Derek Morris and Erik Cole before the day comes to an end. If not, it's probable they'll still snatch up at least another defenseman.

I also predict the B's will deal Manny Fernandez. No basis for this one, just call it a hunch.

Updates coming as the action unfolds.

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