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Rumor: Bruins pursuing top winger AND top defenseman!

That would be a game changer.

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The Boston Bruins are currently one of the hottest NHL teams. After a horrific month of October, they won 16 of their last 21 games, and are currently ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference. 

And even though they are now sitting comfortably in a playoff spot, that certainly does not mean GM Don Sweeney isn't trying to make his team better.

According to The Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa, the Bruins are trying to acquire a top-6 winger and a top-4 defenseman:

It's possible Anders Bjork will gain some traction. But until the rookie develops consistency, the Bruins will hunt for a first- or second-line right wing. It would give them the option of rolling a power line with Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak. Or they could drop Pastrnak to the No. 2 line with David Krejci to spread out their offensive firepower."

Shinzawa also added that they're hoping to find a "left-shot version of Brandon Carlo," which clearly isn't an easy task.

Boston has a record of 22-10-6, good for 50 points in just 38 games. They played the lowest number of games in the NHL. In comparison, Pittsburgh and St. Louis each played 43.

The Bruins are going to face the Carolina Hurricanes tonight, and the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow before having a five-day break from January 8 to Jan 13.