Report: NHL insider links Bruins to 2 forwards

According to NHL insider Joe Haggerty, he has stated that the Boston Bruins have shown interest in both Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds and St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn.


Haggerty was asked if the Boston Bruins needed more physicality on the ice, and Haggerty responded that yes, the team needs some physical players. He also added that due to recent rumors surrounding the Boston Bruins, the team is actively searching to add a physical player that can score. Although many players fit that description, Haggerty named two players specifically. Them being, Brayden Schenn of the St. Louis Blues and Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers.
You're preaching to the choir, Greg. That's why I like the whispers I'm hearing about the Bruins being interested in Brayden Schenn with the St. Louis Blues. He's not a killer like Adam McQuaid by any means. But he is a tough player, a team-oriented guy and somebody that plays with honest-to-goodness physicality, and he can put the puck in the net too. The Bruins need another big, tough player up front and Schenn could be that guy.
I was pushing for a tough guy for the fourth line earlier in the season, but the way Noel Acciari, Sean Kuraly and Chris Wagner are developing as a fourth line makes me very hesitant to do anything to mess that up. So either Wayne Simmonds, or Schenn, or somebody like that who could lend some muscle and mean to a front group that's pretty young, pretty small and pretty skill-oriented for the most part.
Although these are just rumors, it's no secret that St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong and Philadelphia Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher are searching to shake things up a little to perform better for the seasons to come. Dealing guys like Schenn or Simmonds could have a significant return.

Who do you think the Bruins should go for, and what should they give up for it?

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