LAS VEGAS — The first domino in the Bruins’ plans to load up ahead of another postseason run fell on Wednesday afternoon, as DonSweeney made the move to pry forward Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round pick.
But could it be the only move that Boston makes ahead of Monday’s deadline? I certainly hope not, because the B’s still need to bring aboard another top-six option before it even has a puncher’s chance against a loaded Lightning team.
But during a conference call Thursday to discuss the Coyle trade, Sweeney had a few interesting comments about both Boston’s latest acquisition and the team’s overall approach to the deadline over the next couple of days.
Let’s take a look at some takeaways from Sweeney’s conference call, along with Coyle’s first comments as a member of the Bruins: