Should the Boston Bruins think about bringing back former defenseman Adam McQuaid?
Adam McQuaid is no stranger to Boston Bruins fans. Could a reunion be beneficial for both McQuaid and the Bruins?
The free agent defenseman played for Boston in his first nine seasons as a staple of the defensive core. After spending last season between New York and Columbus, McQuaid is looking for a new team to call home.
As training camp begins, Boston might be in the market for defensive depth as defensemen Kevan Miller and John Moore could start the year on injury reserved list. It also does not help that Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo remain unsigned.
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Adam McQuaid could aid in depth without costing the Bruins too much cap space. Not only do the Bruins have the option to bring him back on a one year prove-it deal, but he is a great candidate for a professional tryout contract for training camp.
The Boston Bruins have already signed Alex Petrovic to a PTO this past summer, so it wouldn’t be entirely out of the question for McQuaid to get one too. It is also feasible for the team to give him a deal with Providence to start out the year.
Bringing back Adam McQuaid could also be a great move from a leadership standpoint. A reunion with the former alternate captain might help the team’s leadership as another role model to the younger defensemen. McQuaid conceivably could be a mentor to and help the development of Connor Clifton and Urho Vaakanainen.
As the Boston Bruins look to repeat and possibly improve what they succeeded last season, they might have to look for some help. With Steven Kampfer being the only veteran depth defenseman that is healthy and questions surrounding Torey Krug and his expiring contract, the Bruins could look for some help at the position.
With the season fast approaching, Adam McQuaid will look to find a new team before teams’ finals rosters a set. Is it possible that it is time for Adam McQuaid to reunite with the defending Eastern Conference champions?