Boston Bruins traded Andrej Meszaros from Philadelphia and get Corey Potter on waivers

3/5/14 in NHL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsWhen the trade deadline came to a halt, the Boston Bruins had made their decision to go with adding more talent in their pool and traded for Andrej Meszaros from the Philadelphia Flyers. Having young talent within the roster is always good as it allows the team to have players that can mature into better players and can learn from the veterans. They also claimed Corey Potter on waivers.
In return for trading Meszaros the Bruins in return gave to the Flyers a 2014 third round draft pick. The condition also states that the third round pick will be upgraded to a second round pick in case the Flyers make it to the eastern conference finals and Meszaros will be playing with the Bruins this season for almost two thirds of the playoff game.
They are not injury prone and have had their share of bad times being injured. Potter at 30 has been claimed from waivers from the Edmonton Oilers. Even though they got injured this season, the talent which they bring to the team is reputed and with them handling the defense, the Bruins do not have to worry about having a defense that will not be up to par.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said that the reason for signing in the players was to add more depth to the talent pool and have both diversity and strength in their roster.
"We acquired these two players for depth and when I say for depth, I just want to be clear, it doesn't mean that they're just reserves,” Chiarelli said. “It means I look at our defensive corps as a whole, and we're just bolstering that corps and we've got a lot of games in a short period of time.”
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