Re: Gave up way too much
posted at 6/24/2010 10:46 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Gave up way too much
In Response to Re: Gave up way too much : He played on an awful St. Louis team when he broke in and then came to an awful rebuilding Bruins team. Understand contexts much, Jacobs puppet? How many offensive defenseman do you know at age 26 that put up +32s in a season, Einstein?
Posted by russgriswold
Haved seen you post here much until recently. I'm a Leaf Fan first and foremost but watched a lot of Boston this past year (probably my 2nd favorite team, although I enjoyed Chicago's run and their young players).
The Bruins did NOT give up too much. I do think they gave up on Wideman too early, but a 15th round pick is pretty much a crap shoot and the 3rd rounder is almost insignificant.
This is very much Wideman for Horton and a GOOD deal for both teams. Wideman needed to get away from Boston and will do well in Florida. Horton needed a new start and playing in Boston will be a better fit for him. Only concern with Horton is that he's had a lot of injuries. I don't think he's a 30+ scorer any longer, but 20-25 goals is reasonable.
Wideman has his plus's (I think he was the best Bruin in the playoffs next to Krecji) and he has his shortcomings.
He was, after all, an 8th round pick.
In Horton you get some baggage, but you get some upside potential on scoring from the wing which the Bruins needed. Also a 3rd pick overall when he was drafted.
Couple that with more moves the PC will likely make and I think this deal makes sense from a Bruin perspective.
I'd rather they didn't get better given they are in the Leaf's division, but objectively speaking, I think this was a good gamble to take for PC.
No way can you consider this a steal for anyone.