The Boston Bruins have announced that former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will miss the rest of the season with an ACL and MCL tear in his right knee. The tough defenseman was injured Friday night against the Ottawa Senators.
The Boston Bruins are now down a tough, stay-at-home defenseman. Could the Boston Bruins have any interest in Tim Gleason, a player that has been surrounded by trade rumors for over a month now?
They could. The Boston Bruins are the team every team wants to be. They are one of the top teams in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, and losing a valuable top-four defenseman will certainly hurt the reigning Eastern Conference Champions.
The Boston Bruins did recall defenseman Zach Trotman from the Providence Bruins on emergency basis, but the Bruins will likely want a better and more experienced player on their blue line. Tim Gleason would fill the hole left by Dennis Seidenberg pretty well.
Tim Gleason isn’t as offensively gifted as Seidenberg, but he is a tough, hard-nosed, stay-at-home defenseman just like Dennis Seidenberg. The Carolina Hurricanes obviously aren’t shy of trading Tim Gleason when you consider all of the trade rumors surrounding Gleason. So far, this trade would make the most sense compared to other rumors surrounding Tim Gleason and the Carolina Hurricanes.
Tim Gleason is just a Boston player. He is a tough player that doesn’t give an inch. He has an attitude that exemplifies what the Boston Bruins want to do. He will also defend his team mates when needed. Tim Gleason can also play the big minutes that Dennis Seidenberg plays on a nightly basis.
Tim Gleason does have a no trade clause, but there is very little reason to not want to be a Boston Bruin. They are a top team in the Eastern Conference in a city that lives and dies with their sports teams. Boston will look to bring a cup home this year, and their chances of doing so are hurt by the absence of a top four defenseman.
The Boston Bruins need a defenseman, and Tim Gleason could be a perfect fit.