According to Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com, the Bruins are quietly speaking to teams about Dennis Wideman. While Wideman may be an attractive target for some teams, his stock is probably at the lowest it will ever be, especially because of his inconsistent play this season. Here is what Haggerty’s column said:
Heard whispers that the Bruins have quietly shopped Dennis Wideman while discussing potential trades to upgrade themselves at the defenseman position heading into the March 3 trade deadline. Not shocking given Wideman’s nearly $4 million cap hit going forward and his increasingly sporadic play this season, but it will be tough for the B’s to find themselves a taker. Could Wideman and Blake Wheeler be packaged into a deal without Toronto’s No. 1 pick for Ilya Kovalchuk should the Bruins decide to take a flyer on the Russian rental? Not out of the realm of possibility at all, but that’s a lot for a Rent-A-Russian.