This Afternoon, Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced that the Bruins had made another trade. This time with the Colorado Avalanche. While this trade doesn’t currently impact the Bruins NHL roster, it may impact them sooner than you’d think.
To Boston: (C) Shane Bowers
To Avalanche: (G) Keith Kinkaid
At a glance, this trade is the Bruins sending a depth goaltender to an organization that needs to solidify its depth leading up to the playoffs. This makes it clear that Boston is confident that Kyle Keyser or Brandon Bussi will be the third goalie this postseason. The second part is the Bruins taking a gamble on a 2017 first round pick, Shane Bowers, who has yet to figure out his game in the NHL/AHL level. Bowers is currently 23 with a 6’2″ 186-pound frame. Bowers has only played 1 NHL game and 154 AHL games as part of the Avalanche organization.
Boston has had a logjam of goaltending with Keyser, Bussi, Kinkaid, and DiPietro in the system. This move will help make more playing time for the younger players to develop while also acquiring a position of need. If Boston can help Bowers with that “change of scenery” and trend back toward his first round pedigree. This trade could be something we snicker at in 3-4 years.
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