The mystery of why the Bruins kept passing on defenders in the draft is solved. Or at least we think so.
Apparently Vladimir Sobotka was traded to the St. Louis Blues for BU defensive prospect David Warsofsky. We say apparently because Chiarelli mentioned it kind of as a side note in an interview. Oh by the way we traded Sobotka….
“Vladi, on the wing, with his size, it’s not that he has difficulty. He has trouble adjusting. … He’s happy that we’re giving him a chance somewhere else,” said general manager Peter Chiarelli.
Bruins certainly had a log jam at center and suspect they might not be done. We like Sobotka, but he’s not a guy who’s not replaceable and he wasn’t going to get any playing time here. So good luck in St. Louis buddy.
We’ll have a review of all the Bruins draft/trade moves this coming week. Chiarelli seems to still be working the phones so it could get busy in here!