Re: Mark Recchi says he's close to a deal with Bruins.
posted at 6/24/2010 11:02 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Mark Recchi says he's close to a deal with Bruins.
In Response to Re: Mark Recchi says he's close to a deal with Bruins. : Krejci and Bergeron are both young and have some speed. Didn't outperform them. You're confusing your own point. You've stated that many of us "fools" underestimate the value of his presence. What has it done for the Bruins? Two second round exits...in a row...with him on the team. Those loses are in no way his fault, and I'm not blaming him, but if he's such a great leader and wonderful influence, wouldn't something have been a little different? Mr. Veteran Leadership. What good did it do when they slept through the majority of the season? Where was his influence during the 10 game losing streak? What impact did he have while they were losing game after game to Philly in Round 2? Where was his influence at all last year? Or any time as a Bruin? (If he's such a valuable leader and wonderful mentor to the younger players, it's a bit contradictory to bash the younger players for poor performances.)
Posted by Not-A-Shot
To be honest nos, you're confusing your own point too. You say you don't blame Recchi for the teams woes over the last couple of years, then your next line says "if he's such a great leader, and wonderful influence, wouldn't something have been a little different?"
That's blaming him.
I don't understand why you think bringing Recchi back is such a ridiculous, terrible, idiotic, irrational, insane, option.
Nobody is suggesting he's the second coming, some kind of cure all, or someone with "wondrous' powers. Many just buy into the leadership thing(which came from the players and management, not us), and also believe around 1 mil, for a guy who will probably score 15-23, is money well spent.
Forget about age, just consider net performance. I'm with you. If there's a 23 year old out there, that will work the dirty area's, bring the intangibles that the "organization", has deemed important, score 20, and sign for a million......then forget Recchi.
I think that's fairly difficult to do, and believe Recchi and his agent would agree with me. Just my opinion, but I'd be surprised if there aren't a half dozen teams out there, who will gladly pony up a pretty hefty raise over last year, and they're all contenders.(a significant raise would put him in the 1.3-1.5 range, which is roster pocket change). Unless he's totally, absolutely thrilled with this organization, I'd be surprised to see him back. I think Recchi's gonna have some interesting options, to close out his career.