Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 4:52pm


The Boston Bruins acquired forward Zack Phillips from the Minnesota Wild for forward Jared Knight.

What does it give the Boston Bruins
This is a swap of skilled AHLers. Phillips is more of a playmaking center, and he might be needed in Providence (AHL) if {P Ryan Spooner} is needed to remain in Beantown for the rest of 2014-15.

What does it give the Minnesota Wild
Knight is more of a scoring winger who could have a better opportunity now that he's in the Minnesota organization. Phillips was a bust, so perhaps Knight will have better luck with the Wild.

Fantasy impact
Both of these young AHLers have some dark horse appeal, so both Phillips and Knight need to be on the fantasy radar. Take a wait-and-see approach with both, though.

Player focus

Boston Bruins

Zack Phillips C

Minnesota Wild

Jared Knight C