NEEDS: Wayne Simmonds has been mentioned and he’d be a good fit in Boston, but the Bruins also need depth on defense.
AVAILABILITY: The Bruins have an intriguing group of prospects and can also offer up their own pick in the first four rounds of the 2018 draft.
UFAs: Z. Chara (D), R. Nash (C), A. Khudobin (G), T. Schaller (LW), P. Postma (D)
TRADE BAIT: For the first time in a while, the Bruins have a very solid prospect list with depth of talent at every position. They’re particularly deep down the middle with Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, Trent Frederic, Ryan Donato and Jack Studnicka. Their affiliate is one of the top teams in the AHL, thanks to their young players.