Boston Bruins: This trade with Detroit fills both positional needs

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 15: Bobby Ryan #54 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at Little Caesars Arena on February 15, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 15: Bobby Ryan #54 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at Little Caesars Arena on February 15, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JANUARY 30: Marc Staal #18 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Florida Panthers at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JANUARY 30: Marc Staal #18 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Florida Panthers at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Boston Bruins – Detroit Red Wings deal.

The Detroit Red Wings are in full rebuild mode so they are going to covet young players and assets.

Anders Bjork is a promising young winger, but has struggled to find consistency in his game and in the Boston Bruins lineup. This is a player who could truly benefit from a change of scenery with a team that would be willing to give him an increased role.

Jarred Tinordi would simply be money going the other way and is an expiring contract the Wings would not have to worry about. Tinordi has played some spirited hockey for the Bruins but his role is basically replaced in this deal.

In a 2021 draft that will be more of a guessing game than ever, Don Sweeney should be more willing to give up draft capital – especially when it is (hopefully) a low selection.

The Boston Bruins get two impact veterans from this deal who are enjoying impressive seasons considering the team they play for.

Bobby Ryan is one of the league’s best comeback stories and has contributed 13 points in 27 games for Detroit. Ryan is a veteran guy who could immediately slide in on David Krejci’s right wings and would be boosted offensively surrounded by better talent.

Marc Staal is a hard-nosed veteran defenceman who could add experience and some veteran bite to a young defensive corps.

Both of these players are on expiring deals which is probably a good thing because of their age, but these guys would be immediate contributors for a lengthy playoff run.

Bobby Ryan is on a steal of a contract at $1 million while Marc Staal carries a more hefty cap hit at $5.7 million. One has to think the Detroit Red Wings would be retaining a chunk of salary on Staal’s deal.