Re: 10 reasons why the B's will win the Cup in 2010
posted at 9/2/2009 8:38 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 10 reasons why the B's will win the Cup in 2010
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: 10 reasons why the B's will win the Cup in 2010 : okay, I'm sorry, I really have been making an effort not to bash people so much in my posts.....but you're an idiot. The bruins can spend 56.8 million dollars on their team Jeremy Jacobs will let the bruins and PC spend 56.8 million dollars on the team.....just like last year.....and just like the year before that. That is to say, if the Bruins sign Kessel for 4.5 million (which they won't because nobody in the league would) then you will see at least 3.2 million going the other way, probably in the form of Chuck Kobasew and someone else. Financially, it doesn't make a difference to Jeremy Jacobs if Kessel signs or not, he will allow PC to spend to the cap, as he has ever since the cap was made. The Bruins had plenty of scoring last year, they led the league without their leading scorer from the year before, who returns this year (Marco Sturm, in case you have let your hatred for Jacobs push you away from the team enough so that you stop watching)
Posted by dkrejci46[/QUOTE]
Hey, if calling people "idiots" makes you feel like a big man, go ahead...but it doesn't make you any more correct in your argument.
As other people have rightly pointed out on this forum, JJ's record speaks for itself. That the Bruins spent to the cap recently has more to do with their continued mismangament (how do you like the Manny fernandez deal now?) than for any real effort to bring a Stanley Cup to Boston. And JJ knows well that not signing Kess at $4.5M (and I'll be you anything there are plenty of teams willing to pay a 50-goal scorer in waiting that kind of coin--watch the Rangers do it) means he saves money by keeping Kobasew in the fold, a good but lesser player in talent and price tag.
I won't call you an idiot, b/c i'm not interested in getting into Internet flame arguments with people who would otherwise likely converse like mature adults if we were sitting face to face having a beer somewhere, but I will say that defending JJ in any way does make you an enabler to arguably the worst pro owner in sports. The indisputable record of letting top talent skate once they demand more money, then plugging in as another person mentioned on this thread aging veterans past their prime (Paul Coffey ring a bell?) and selling that nonsense to an ever forgiving and hungry fan base willing to pay his outrageous ticket prices (you gonna argue THAT point?) is out there for everyone to see.
The new salary cap as I said before allows his disinterest in winning it all to be masked by being able to use previously stupid contracts to "prove" they're trying to win. Also, JJ is the kind of owner who--like Sinden always did--play chicken w/players to prove a point. He won't give Kess the $$$ b/c he wants to be the Big Dog. He doesn't care that Kess is a 23-year old potential offensive superstar who could put a team like the B's over the top. He'll 'save" the money, and take draft picks that will yield some good players who--as the pattern repeats itself as it has for almost 40 years now--will be let go once they try to get a big contract. And so it goes.
Everything I'm saying about Kessel is subject to ridicule if I'm proved wrong and they sign him. That would show me something--that the Bruins realize 37 years is way too long for an original 6 frabchise and a rabid loyal fan base to go without a Stanley Cup. They'd make the necessary moves to let other players go to keep a guy who only has the potential to get better and better, who has speed, scoring touch, and youth on his side.
But don't say i didn't warn you if the Rangers pony up the $$$ instead and Kess scores a break-your-heart OT goal that knocks the B;s out of the playoffs next year.