This year though, the Boston Bruins should make the call to go all-in at the trade deadline. The Tampa Bay Lightning have already shown their cards with the high cost of acquiring Blake Coleman, while the Pittsburgh Penguins added Jason Zucker. It’s high-time for Boston to do the same.
In the past decade, the Pittsburgh Penguins have had an elite pairing down the middle in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin; both contracted at cheap prices for their elite game. The Penguins have seen the value in hedging their bets, trading prospects and first-rounders almost every year to keep on winning.