If the Bruins need a bottom-six forward with experience, Corey Perry would certainly give them that. The Montreal Canadiens forward is 36 years old and making $750,000, which despite his age, could be a bargain pickup for one season on a team in win-now mode.
Perry had nine goals and 12 assists this season for the Canadiens, which would have had him the leading goal scorer for the Bruins bottom-six. He has three goals and six assists so far in the postseason.
A first-round pick at No. 28 in the 2003 Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks, Perry won a Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007, in which he had six goals and nine assists in 21 games.
Could the Bruins go younger on the bottom-six? Yes. But if they’re in a win-mode with their core group with the window closing, Perry could be a very cheap bottom-six addition that would most likely command a pay increase, but one that the Bruins could afford.
Teams that make a long postseason run that look to add another championship look to veteran players. Perry is a championship-winning veteran who has had a nice season in Montreal.