The Boston Bruins and general manager Don Sweeney are not messing around with their team this season, they've got a group of players riding a hot streak and they intend to push that as far as they can go.
On Monday the Boston Bruins announced yet another trade deal ahead of the National Hockey League's trade deadline, this time acquiring 29-year-old veteran center Tommy Wingels from the Chicago Blackhawks, a relatively minor trade deal given some of the monumental deals that went down over the last two days.
In exchange for Wingels the Bruins will be giving up a fifth round draft pick, not a huge return for the Blackhawks but then again they weren't giving up a great deal in Wingels to begin with.
For the Blackhawks this appears to mark a clear direction for the team moving forward. General manager Stan Bowman pulled off a pair of trade deals on Monday and both of those deals clearly laid out the fact that the team was in sell-mode at the deadline.
The Blackhawks are clearly out of the playoff picture at this time and with a major injury to star goaltender Corey Crawford there may be little hope from Bowman that his team could get back into that picture. Bowman's moves were designed to restock the cupboard with some assets for the future, and there likely won't be too much protest over that decision.
As for the Bruins this is just the final piece of a puzzle that has seem some big pieces added in the bast few days, and it's likely a very exciting time for that organization.
Update: There is still some question about whether or not this deal got in on time, Don Sweeney's press conference has been delayed.