After sending Derek Morris to the Phoenix Coyotes -- for a 2011 fourth-round draft pick -- in a cap clearing move, the Bruins dealt Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and a second-round pick to the Florida Panthers for shot-blocking defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (pictured) and Matt Bartkowski.
The 28-year-old Seidenberg is one of the league's best shot blockers, leading the NHL with 179 -- 26 more than the No. 2 player on the list, Andy Sutton.
While he's probably an upgrade over Morris on the blue line, this trade does little to remedy Boston's biggest issue: goal-scoring. The Bruins are the lowest-scoring team in the NHL with just 150 goals.
Swapping Morris for Seidenberg does leave Boston with some extra salary cap room. For the Panthers, it's yet another draft pick thrown into the pool, while they also get Bitz, a hulking 25-year-old forward who's not afraid to throw his weight around or drop the gloves. Florida has acquired three second-round picks over the past three weeks.