The Bruins Should Look Down South For a Trade

January 8th, 2010 by Mark Marino Leave a reply »
The hits just keep on coming for the Boston Bruins. After leaving Tuesday night's game in the second period against the Ottawa Senators, Bruins' defenseman Andrew Ference will be on the shelf for the next six-weeks with another groin injury.

Last year Ference played in just 47 regular season games for the Bruins and just three playoff games before undergoing surgery to repair the damaged groin. The Bruins have now lost 71 man games due to injury thus far. With Patrice Bergeron out for the next two-to-three weeks and Mark Stuart still sidelined with a broken sternum, those man games are going to increase fast and furiously.

But it's not just the injuries that should make Chiarelli and co. hit the panic button soon. It's also the lack of full-out effort and sub-par level of play from a few named players.

One blue-liner in particular has been Matt Hunwick. After being rewarded a two-year contract this offseason, No. 48 has been inconsistent in 2009-10 on both ends of the ice and both sides of the puck. His offensive numbers are way down from what was expected of him, and his defensive play has been somewhat suspect throughout the season.

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