After a bit of a slow start and a rash of injuries, the Boston Bruins are just one point out of a third place in the Atlantic Division and a playoff spot.
While the team looks way better now that it's almost fully healthy and Anton Khudobin has caught fire, the team still has some needs it has to address if it wants to lock up a playoff spot later this season.
While the Bruins have been involved in a couple of rumours in regards to the Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and Colorado Avalanche, another team might be their perfect trade partner.
Joseph Ochs of The Hockey Writers points to the Arizona Coyotes as a perfect dance partner for Bruins general manager Don Sweeney.
While the team did make some serious additions during the summer, the Coyotes have once again found themselves in the basement of the league and probably playing for a lottery pick. That all means one thing, teams will start circling the Coyotes to try and pry a couple of pieces from the struggling franchise.
Ochs points at defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson as a great option for the B's blueline. "Hammer" was great for the Hawks and a key part of their blue line but has struggled since he's now surrounded by lesser talent.
His acquisition would help Torey Krug slide into the third pairing and not have as big a responsibility defensively.
Would you trade possibly Ryan Lindgren and Frank Vatrano if it meant landing Hjalmarsson?