While the Bruins coaches and players are trying to figure a way out of a scoring slump, everyone else is wondering if general manager Peter Chiarelli will land any new personnel on the trade market. The hot name on most teams’ lists is Calgary Flames forward Jarome Iginla, and that seems more likely after Sunday reports stated he waived his no-trade clause for four teams: the Bruins, Penguins, Blackhawks and Kings. There’s no confirmation such a list exists, however. Another Calgary player whose name is often mentioned is Curtis Glencross, the rather nasty 30-year-old winger with two years left on a deal that brings a reasonable salary cap hit of $2.55 million. He’d fit in well with the Bruins’ ethic. After the Penguins jumped out to a big lead in the talent race by acquiring Brenden Morrow on Sunday and then burly defenseman Douglas Murray (a commodity they needed more than Morrow) from San Jose yesterday, it appears they would be out of the running for Iginla. If it’s goaltending the Flames want, the Bruins could have the inside track by offering 2012 first-round pick Malcolm Subban or even Niklas Svedberg, who has been terrific in Providence in his first North American season. The Kings also have promising goaltender Jonathan Bernier, who has been pushing for time behind the struggling Jonathan Quick, but it’s doubtful Los Angeles will give up an NHL-ready goalie for what could be a rental. Flames GM Jay Feaster, who had two scouts watching the Bruins’ shootout win last night, surely wants to wait until the April 3 deadline to drive up the price for Iginla. One report yesterday had the Flames’ asking price at a first-round pick, a top prospect and a lower-level prospect. If the Bruins don’t acquire Iginla, Dallas has more potential targets in unrestricted free agents-to-be Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy and Eric Nystrom. San Jose’s Ryan Clowe, who missed several games with a shoulder injury, has had a brutal year and has yet to score a goal, but one scout said he’d be a worthwhile pickup for anybody.
Trade talk hot topic for Bruins
Boston Herald | Mar 26