Marco Sturm Traded to Los Angeles Kings: What This Means For The Bruins

December 2nd, 2010 by Mickey McGuire Leave a reply »
Boston Bruins forward Marco Sturm was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday for a conditional draft pick, according to various NHL sources.

The move appears to be a simple salary dump by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. It comes just days after Chiarelli traded Matt Hunwick to the Colorado Avalanche.

Sturm also waived his no-trade clause, so there may have been something planned for a couple of weeks. Perhaps the Bruins sat down and talked with Sturm about the possibility of him playing in Providence. That is usually when loyal players end up waiving their no-trade clause.

Sturm, a player that scored 106 goals and 193 points in his four years with the Boston Bruins, was the last remaining player on the Bruins from the famous Joe Thornton trade. He was in the midst of recovering from a knee injury that occurred in last year's playoffs.

Chiarelli was forced to make a decision that would make the Bruins cap compliant with Marc Savard's return on the horizon, and it appears that Sturm was the player to be shown the door. It was speculated that Michael Ryder could be that player, but he has performed up to part this year, and there were to ...

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