Bruins interested in Sergei Zubov?

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    Bruins interested in Sergei Zubov?

    As the Bruins comb the trade market in search of a puck moving D-man that can be acquired at a reasonable price, could they also be one of the teams considering signing free agent Sergei Zubov? He may not be the young potential laden prospect (e.g., Jack Johnson) or the known quantity veteran (Kaberle) but he does have upside.  First of all, because he is an unrestricted free agent, he would not cost anything in terms of players. Secondly, although he made 5.35M last year, it is speculated that he would be looking at something considerably less for this year - perhaps more than 50% less. Thirdly, he is a very skilled player when healthy.

    The downside, of course, is his age (39), recent injury history, and potentially his salary demand. If he is healthy then his age shouldn't be that much of a concern because this is a one year go for the Cup type of signing like Recchi. I think the injury risk would be more a concern of ownership, who would have to pay him his full salary regardless of health, than management who could get relief from his salary against the cap in the case of long term injury. As for his salary, unless it was a real bargain then we may need to move more than Kobasew if Kessel is back. If his interest lie in winning another cup then he may consider taking less money to sign with the Bruins.

    What do others think?

    Here are a few pertinent links.
    http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/cbj090710.html
    http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/kurtenblog/archive/2009/07/10/nhl-free-agency-2009-who-s-left.aspx
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4314566&name=lebrun_pierre
     
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    Re: Bruins interested in Sergei Zubov?

    IHe would be a great pick up for a year or two. Being a Bruin fan living in Toronto I can tell you Kaberle is the one you want. But as you say Zubov is a FAn Response to Bruins interested in Sergei Zubov?:
    [QUOTE]As the Bruins comb the trade market in search of a puck moving D-man that can be acquired at a reasonable price, could they also be one of the teams considering signing free agent Sergei Zubov? He may not be the young potential laden prospect (e.g., Jack Johnson) or the known quantity veteran (Kaberle) but he does have upside.  First of all, because he is an unrestricted free agent, he would not cost anything in terms of players. Secondly, although he made 5.35M last year, it is speculated that he would be looking at something considerably less for this year - perhaps more than 50% less. Thirdly, he is a very skilled player when healthy. The downside, of course, is his age (39), recent injury history, and potentially his salary demand. If he is healthy then his age shouldn't be that much of a concern because this is a one year go for the Cup type of signing like Recchi. I think the injury risk would be more a concern of ownership, who would have to pay him his full salary regardless of health, than management who could get relief from his salary against the cap in the case of long term injury. As for his salary, unless it was a real bargain then we may need to move more than Kobasew if Kessel is back. If his interest lie in winning another cup then he may consider taking less money to sign with the Bruins. What do others think? Here are a few pertinent links. http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/cbj090710.html http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/kurtenblog/archive/2009/07/10/nhl-free-agency-2009-who-s-left.aspx http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4314566&name=lebrun_pierre
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    IGilles Gilbert was great. I think he was the goalie who finally beat the Habs!n Response to Bruins interested in Sergei Zubov?:
    [QUOTE]As the Bruins comb the trade market in search of a puck moving D-man that can be acquired at a reasonable price, could they also be one of the teams considering signing free agent Sergei Zubov? He may not be the young potential laden prospect (e.g., Jack Johnson) or the known quantity veteran (Kaberle) but he does have upside.  First of all, because he is an unrestricted free agent, he would not cost anything in terms of players. Secondly, although he made 5.35M last year, it is speculated that he would be looking at something considerably less for this year - perhaps more than 50% less. Thirdly, he is a very skilled player when healthy. The downside, of course, is his age (39), recent injury history, and potentially his salary demand. If he is healthy then his age shouldn't be that much of a concern because this is a one year go for the Cup type of signing like Recchi. I think the injury risk would be more a concern of ownership, who would have to pay him his full salary regardless of health, than management who could get relief from his salary against the cap in the case of long term injury. As for his salary, unless it was a real bargain then we may need to move more than Kobasew if Kessel is back. If his interest lie in winning another cup then he may consider taking less money to sign with the Bruins. What do others think? Here are a few pertinent links. http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/cbj090710.html http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/kurtenblog/archive/2009/07/10/nhl-free-agency-2009-who-s-left.aspx http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4314566&name=lebrun_pierre
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    Re: Bruins interested in Sergei Zubov?

    Zubov might be an adequate fill in for injuries... But it would be much more interesting to bring some new talent up and give them a shot.
     
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    Re: Bruins interested in Sergei Zubov?

    Zubov is a huge risk with his injury past. He is without a doubt top 5 in the league in skill on the blueline any year he plays though.

    Boston can ill afford to pay him 2.5-4M (which he will command and get) and have him sit on the bench. Zubov will be great on a team that can use him fittingly, playing only a few minutes per game. Not what Boston needs.

    Get Kaberle already PC!
     
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    Not really interested in Zubov...too old....too fragile.....

    By the way, GillesGilbert is a great nickname !!! You must be coming from Québec !!! However, according to me, the goalie that finaly beat the Habs was Réjean Lemelin, in the late '80's...
     
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    Re: Bruins interested in Sergei Zubov?

    Zubov is worth the risk if we can bring him in at 1 to 1.5 Mil. Of course the Bs would want a thorough physical on his twice (I believe) operated on hips in the last few years. Zubov would be a good stop gap 1 year fix if Kessel doesn’t get traded for a puck moving defensemen.


    It looks to me that he’ll probably will get half of what he got last year from a team like the Columbus because the Blue Jackets need Zubov allot more than the Bs do. Even at 39 Zubov is an upgrade and better than Ference, Hnidy and Montador put together. Lots of Ifs though and he’s probably going to demand about 2 to 3Mil. Prediction he’ll sign somewhere else. I’d bring him here for 1.5 @ 1 year the man has got skills for sure.

     
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    Re: Bruins interested in Sergei Zubov?

    I would pass on Zubov. A good friend of mine is a Stars fan and he admits that Zubov is getting up there in age and waning talent. I think as a mentor or something he'd be useful, but anything other than that and you're risking an injury.

    The guy is just to damn old.
     
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