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Bruins trade for Wild F Charlie Coyle: Did Boston give up too much in Ryan Donato?

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LAS VEGAS — The first domino has fallen in Don Sweeney’s efforts toward bracing the Bruins for another run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Bruins have pulled the trigger on a trade to acquire Minnesota Wild center/winger Charlie Coyle, marking a homecoming of sorts for the BU product and Weymouth native.

In order to acquire Coyle, the Bruins parted ways with Ryan Donato and a conditional 2019 fifth-round pick. If Boston advances to the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Bruins will keep their fifth rounder and instead part ways with the Rangers' 2019 fourth-round pick. Boston acquired the pick in the trade for Adam McQuaid back in September. 

Let’s break down the reported deal:

What can Coyle bring to the Bruins?