Source: B's bid for Morrow falls short

Source: B's bid for Morrow falls short
March 24, 2013, 6:45 pm
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So you can cross one name off the Peter Chiarelli shopping list prior to the NHL trade deadline: Brenden Morrow.

The 34-year-old Dallas Stars captain has agreed to waive his no-trade clause for a deal that will send him along with a third round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for former first round pick/defenseman prospect Joe Morrow and a fifth rounder headed back to Dallas. It was said that Morrow and the Stars had narrowed their choices down to the Penguins and the Boston Bruins, and a source indicated to that Boston had indeed put in an offer for the rugged left winger.

The same source indicated to the Bruins had a standing offer of 19-year-old Russian prospect Alex Khokhlachev and a second round pick on the table for Morrow, but the player and Dallas management decided to go with Pittsburgh’s offer instead. Morrow has six goals and 11 points along with a minus-8 rating in 28 games for the Stars this season, but talent evaluators that had watched him were also wary of the great amount of wear and tear on his body during his 13-year career.

Others saw the leadership qualities within the dressing room and fearless play around the net, and felt he could have a Mark Recchi-type effect on the Bruins dressing room if he’d been dealt to Boston.

“I really liked Brenden Morrow as a pickup for a team with Cup chances at the deadline,” said one scout to earlier this week. “He was a warrior during Dallas’ Cup back in 2000, and he carried the Stars during that playoff run in 2008 when was close to a point-per-game in the postseason.

“He’s the kind of guy that could find the fountain of youth for a few months if he had a sniff of the Cup.”

Now the Bruins turn their signs to Jarome Iginla in a very public chase for the Calgary Flames superstar. Indications are Calgary GM Jay Feaster isn’t going to be seriously listening to offers until next week, but the Flames have a decided interest in young Bruins goalie prospect Malcolm Subban as an eventual replacement for the aging Miikka Kiprusoff.

There are a number of other names on Boston’s wide net of wingers possibly available at the deadline including names like Curtis Glencross and Colorado’s David Jones, and it’s only certain that Morrow won’t be one of them.