Re: Quit beating up on Chia!
posted at 10/6/2009 4:54 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Quit beating up on Chia!
In Response to Re: Quit beating up on Chia! : Do you have any clue about the situation in Chicago? Do you know that Detroit lost almost 40% of their goal-scoring because they couldn't fit them under the cap? Have you looked at the Canadiens payroll lately? And that's just off the top of my head. Saying Chiarelli is the "worse salary cap manager in the NHL" displays a serious lack of perspective. There isn't a decent team in the league that isn't facing or going to be facing salary cap challenges. What is going to make the difference in the years ahead is recognizing young talent and drafting/developing a team from within. Some up-and-coming players will be rewarded with long-term contracts (i.e. Krejci), others will have to be sacrificed to keep the core of the team together (Kessel). The Bruins under Chiarelli have recognized that fact, and have built one of the strongest bases of minor league/drafted talent in the NHL. If (when) they're forced to give up someone like Marc Savard, they've got a Zach Hamill or Joe Colborne coming up in the system to take his place. And as much as I liked Kessel, there is no way on earth the Bruins pay a 21-year-old with one good year under his belt more than Marc Savard, Jeff Carter or Ryan Getzlaf.
Posted by duinne
no way on earth but they paid 4m a yr over 3yrs for a guy who was coming off a 14 goal season and benched in the playoffs and is 10 yrs older then kess and does not match up against him
again if pc and dumbo cj handled well from the start, burke would never have been on the scene and kess would have signed between 4-4.5 m
what about thomas at 5m, he is not the future. and not worthed , don't care about vezinas and all those individual awards , win a conn smythe
u obviously do not understand that the none of the young players should have been sacrificed with good planning
Also do not compare bruins to detroit, we are nowhere near to be in their class, they have won and are the best team of the decade.
next, chicago fired tallon , because in part of his lack of well spending
mtl payroll what's ur point. they unloaded a bunch of players who were not playing anymore, and some of them up in yrs and replaced them with newer
players. they had to , we swept them in 4, mtl cannot accept that they have to make major changes and did.
getting rid of kessel is not building for the future it is going backwards, a championship team does not make these moves. Win FIrst and then maybe ur in a better position to gamble but win first.
trading a kid for picks we may never hear about in the future, where is the sense there,