Well, the big story is breaking...Nathan Horton, the third overall selection in 2003 and Gregory Campbell have been acquired by the Bruins for lightning rod defender Dennis Wideman, the 15th overall selection in the draft and another undisclosed pick (maybe one of the 2011s edit- report is 3rd rounder in 2011), according to TSN's two-headed monster of Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger.
It was initially looking like the Bruins might have avoided having to give up the mid-first-rounder, when Dreger tweeted that players were being notified and it was a two-for-one Panthers to Boston swap, but the pick is a part of it.
Well adios, aspirations on Austin Watson, Emerson Etem, Dylan McIlrath, etc. but if you're a fan of Horton's I guess you really like this deal. He's a former 31-goal scorer and he certainly addresses a major need for the B's.
On paper, Boston gets a power forward and finisher, but Horton doesn't have the greatest reputation for attitude. Will he get it together and rehab his image in Beantown?
I guess we'll see. Horton has been a bit of an enigma thus far in his career, but there's no denying that he's that big-body with real skill.