February 02, 2010
St. Louis Blues left wing Keith Tkachuk(notes) has been in the league since 1991 when he got started with the Winnipeg Jets. The soon-to-be 38-year-old has scored 537 goals in that time and it's looking like the Boston Bruins would like him to score a few more for them.
The rumor is, according to NESN, that the Bruins - the worst offensive team in the league right now - are trying to bring Tkachuk and his one-year, $2.1 million contract to Beantown. Supposedly, the team nearly traded for him last year when it could have sent Phil Kessel(notes) in exchange for Tkachuk and David Person. Tkachuk apparently loved the idea of playing in Boston at that time. After all, the guy was raised in Massachusetts and followed the Bruins as a kid.
He's got 12 goals and 16 assists so far this year so it's not looking like he'll be the 50-goal scorer that he was back in 1995-96 and 1996-97. Still, there are only four current Bruins that have 12 or more goals, three of them are tied with 12 and Marco Sturm(notes) leads the team with 16.
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