Despite his team having one of its best starts in franchise history and establishing itself as a Stanley Cup contender once again, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made it clear in a recent interview that he still sees room for improvement and would like to add some scoring depth in the form of a top-six forward.
Chiarelli has shown in the past he’s not afraid to wheel and deal at or near the trade deadline, most notably in 2011 when he acquired defenseman Tomas Kaberle and forwards Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly in three separate deals leading into the deadline. While Kaberle didn’t pan out, Peverley and Kelly played pivotal roles in the Bruins' Stanley Cup run.
Chiarelli, who has been personally scouting on the road at least three times in the past week, said he wouldn’t mind getting a head start in bolstering his team for another Cup run. So with that in mind, we formed a list of five forwards Chiarelli may (or should) be targeting.