The Bruins need to make a trade for a defenseman. The record of 2-4-0 since losing Seidenberg is not the reason. The abysmal PK% since losing Seidenberg is not the reason. The reason is because the Bruins will not be able to make a solid run at the Cup without a healthy Seidenberg and the Bruins can not take Chara’s age for granted.
Its fun to sit back as a Bruins fan and think Dougie Hamilton is going to progress into an elite top Dman to take Chara’s spot when he retires. The only problem is we know all too well that a high draft pick doesn’t equal star player (See Zach Hamill). That being said Hamilton is already a better player than Hamill will ever be but as much as there is a chance that Hamilton wins a Norris in his career there is also a chance he never gets better than he is now. With that in mind the Bruins need to balance a “win-now” approach without sacrificing our future.