Re: Bruins fail AGAIN
posted at 6/26/2009 11:20 PM EDT
I gotta say. I really try not to be combative in these posts, but your comments are completely ignorant! First of all, do you really think he would have sat on his hands if the trade was there? Why? The only "bad" move this guy has made since he's been here player-wise was trade Versteeg to Chicago for Bochenski. I screamed when he traded Kalus for Manny, but it appears Kalus isn't going to pan out at this point. Other than that, his moves have been solid. Yes, some of the talent was from the previous management, but he has timed it wel and brought in a good supporting cast and rebuilt the character of the team, which was clearly the biggest problem before he arrived.
Second, if he acquired Kaberle, it would have meant the Bruins would have to make another trade to clear cap space. This would have meant getting rid of a blue chip like Savard or hoping they could shed a guy like Ward or Ference and get very little back for them.
Third, your argument is that they need to "win now". Well, acquiring a pick in this draft wouldn't do that! There were 4 players ready to contribute in the draft this year and how many of them are going to contribute to the extent to push a team over. Wheeler was good this year and fizzled when it mattered because it was his first pro season. Thinking that Kessel would command a player and a 1st round pick is naive at best.
Chill out...your impatience is ridiculous. If you listen to Mike Milbury, he always says that the trades are not easy to make. You have another GM looking out for his organization too. It's easy from the cheap seats to get ticked off and rant. They'll trade him in the next couple of days or get compensation if they let him go as a RFA. If he gets money they can't match, the package of picks is going to be sweet.
In Response to Re: Bruins fail AGAIN
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bruins fail AGAIN : Oh, awsome 32(?) year old marco sturm. sure i love the guy, but come on, give me a break. "the guy" has turned this team around? most of the young talent we have is mike oconnel's scouting, not chiarelli. Great he signed two obviously great players in chara and savvy, and a 5 overall pick in blake wheeler. The time to win is now, and phil kessel is ABSOLUTELY NOT the difference. You dont win in todays NHL with fast, flashy fowards that cant do much else. Yes, i love phil kessel but come on, he is not gonna be a difference maker in the playoffs. He gets pushed around and off the puck and made more bad plays this postseason that good ones. Whos next to try and convince themself that the bruins are legit? I believed more than anything this past year, but our weakness really showed in the playoffs and we havnt done a thing to fix it, and it doesnt seem like we will.
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