Why the Boston Bruins Could Be Better off Without Rick Nash or Corey Perry

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Why the Boston Bruins Could Be Better off Without Rick Nash or Corey Perry
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Since their failed bid to defend the Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins have been tipped for a blockbuster move to add a top goal scorer. Summer trade targets have supposedly included New York Rangers acquisition Rick Nash and Anaheim forwards Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan.

Despite consistent rumors, the Bruins kept quiet throughout the summer. Meanwhile, the New York Rangers forked over three young talents and a first-round draft pick for Nash.

Although the opportunity to wheel and deal will return once the lockout is resolved, it seems the Bruins no longer intend to pursue a big-name forward. Time will tell if GM Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins come to rue the day they refused the Blue Jackets' lofty asking price, but for the moment, their abstention from bidding wars has been wise. 

Here are a few reasons the Bruins are better off without the likes of Nash, Perry or Ryan. 

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