Here are some names to keep an eye on who the Bruins could take a look at.
Ilya Kovalchuk – The prize of them all, would instantly make this team a contender.
Dion Phaneuf- The big hitter could be on his way out of Calgary, but would take a lot to get him and he has a big contract (6.5 per). Would be a physical lineup with him, Lucic and Chara though.
Sheldon Souray- The ex-Hab and current Oiler has been rumored in a few trades. He is having an off season, but still is good on the PP and has a booming shot. Has 2 more years on his deal, so that could be a turn off.
Alex Tanguay- On a one year deal, is a good winger with decent finish and good hands.
Ray Whitney- A Bruin killer, he has a good shot, leadership and cup experience. He would beef up the top line.
Owen Nolan- The old vet can still score, could be a last resort.
Keith Tkachuk- Seems like his name is always connected with the Bruins, rumored to have had a deal in place last year.
Marek Svatos- A decent scorer, nothing special. Like Nolan, a last resort.
Slava Kozlov- The ageless winger has had some good seasons lately, and could be a nice addition.
Pavel Kubina- If Atlanta falls out of the race, could be had. Would bolster the D.
Aaron Ward- Could be had off waivers.
Teemu Selanne- Still can snipe and is amazing on the PP.
Scott Niedermayer- Chara and him on the same line, my god! Slim to none chances though.
Nathan Horton- Young winger will decent contract, change of scenery could do him wonders.
Dennis Seidenberg- Poor man’s Derek Morris, puck moving defender.
Jordan Leopold- Good stay at home guy.
Peter Mueller- Phoenix shopping him?
Robert Lang- Old vet could add depth.
Saku Koivu- Just to piss off Habs fans?
Alex Ponikarovsky- Big winger can score.