BOS receives RW Brian Roulston and D Mike Mottau from NYI for Prospect Forward Yannick Riendeau and D Marc Cantin:
Roulston Ranking – 4.197 Right Wing
Mottau Ranking – 4.034 Defenseman
BOS Left Wing Need – Short one “6″ and one “4” Right Wings against the Stanley Cup Winning Baseline (SCWB). This trade also increases their true RWs from two to three.
BOS Defense Need – At least one “3″ Defenseman. The additional “4” gives them a 14 minute Blue Liner which they needed to round out their Blue Line
Net Analysis: Advantage BOS for addressing immediate needs. Depending on chemistry, this makes them a potential threat for the first repeated Stanley Cup win since the 1997 and 1998 Detroit Red Wings