Well, so far, nothing major going on between Bruins’ general manager Peter Chiarelli and the rest of the NHL’s GM’s. Nothing relevant for the 2009-10 Boston Bruins and their need for players who can make an impact right now; or even next year.
Trade 1: Acquiring the rights to defenseman Steve Kampfer from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional fourth round draft pick.
Kampfer, 21, has played in 37 games for the University of Michigan this season, 2-15-17 totals, and 48 penalty minutes. Over four seasons with the Wolverines, Kampfer has has registered 6-51=57 totals and 132 penaltyminutes in 139 games.
Trade 2: Bruins acquire defenseman Cody Wild from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Matt Marquardt.
Wild, 22, has been up-and-down between the AHL Springfield Falcons and the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. Wild has played in 37 games with the AHL Falcons and recorded 0-14-14 points and 24 penalty minutes — and appeared in four games with the ECHL Thunder, registering 0-1-1 and four penalty mintutes. Wild, a 6’1″ 205 lb. native of Providence, R.I., has 5-30-35 totals and 74 PIM in 109 career games with Springfield.
Wild was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared in 100 collegiate games in his three years at Providence
College from 2005-08, with 16 goals and 41 assists.
So that’s two non-factoring defensemen who will not appear in a Black-and-Gold sweater this year, or even next year. Heck, maybe not even in two years.