Re: Who The Bruins Should Trade For:
posted at 12/11/2009 1:22 PM EST
In Response to Re: Who The Bruins Should Trade For:
[QUOTE]hi to TryToBearIt, one of the main reasons why our defense is good is because of Patrice...I just wouldnt trade him, too young, too important of a player and would benefit if we would keep him and get a scorer like Kovalchuk to be on the same team with. Lucic & Toronto's #1, no doubt i would do that in a heartbeat, but Atlanta wouldnt....I think Lucic is a solid toughguy player, but his comparisons to Neely arent really worthy....Neely was a gifted goal scorer. I know Lucic is young still, very young, but he doesnt have the speed, accuracy or instincts like a Neely had...he could be a 15-20 goal scorer someday, but just cant picture him getting more than that...plus with him being so physical, hes probably going to have his fare share of injuries. like this year.... Bergie's concussion is close to or more than 2 years old now, hes totally fine...and it shows this year that he is more than fine.... Any player playing the game is one hit away from a career ending injury, Bergie is 100% fine from his concussion, that is just something we dont have to worry about and we really shouldn't...can't control injuries. Back to our trade talk, you can't look at it like the Bruins owe us because you can say that about Chicago, Philly, Toronto, so many teams have had a long time between Cups...We have been spoiled by Sox, Pats, Celts, and of course we would love all our teams to be #1. But i never feel like they owe us..we had a phenominal year last year, just weird fluky things happened you cant control. But the Bruins had have one of the best overall teams in the NHL, they got a great coach, the front office is improved from the 90s...we kept Savvy long term....they have done a lot for us Bruins fans...you just need some luck for it all to click...so personally i just wouldnt gamble breaking up our core Savvy, Bergie, Krejci, Rask. Actually Atlanta was pretty good with Savvy & Hossa, they made the playoffs, won their division, just didnt get far in the playoffs just like what happens with the Bruins....You need a solid team lines 1-4, having one line isnt going to do it, and taking Bergie away would make us a 2 line team...we dont have another Center who can replace him....like i said his Defense, and Faceoffs is tops in the league for a center...id rather trade a winger like Wheeler and lots of draft picks, and a few Providence players if we can....and by the deadline Atlanta might not have a lot of options as so many teams are at their max Cap, they may not get any better offers. only Carolina will have a better pick, and they are not going to go after Kovalchuk.....Kovalchuk is worth giving up that Toronto #1 pick...he is once in a lifetime player...Before Ovechkin came into the league, he was the #1 goal scorer in the NHL....but keep our depth, keep Bergie, and see if Wheeler, #1 Toronto, some other picks, and some Providence guys may get him....Atlanta didn't get that much when they traded Hossa, so you never know.... sorry this was so long!
Posted by morphosis1974[/QUOTE]
Morphosis---I don't care if your post was long--it's one of the best I've ever read.
Hard to argue w/any of your points, ESPECIALLY since your the ONLY Bruins fan I've heard from that has the eaxact same take on Lucic that I do. I'm by no means anti-Lucic, it's just that when (most) fans say he'll be the "next Cam Neely" it drives me crazy. He's a fine player to have for his size and toughness but he'll never be more than a 25-goal scorer per season, tops. He just doesn't have Neely's uncanny, once-in-a-generation combo of hard-checking AND goal-scoring ability. But since Lucic is young and the PERCEPTION of him seems to be one that he's an elite player w/nothing but upside, I feel his trdae value will never be higher and he should be included in any conversation that could land the Bruins an eite sniper.
I guess you've persuaded me that Bergeron is un-touchable. His play continues to amaze me and he is a quality kid w/toughness and grit and natural talent. Plus, the idea of being 3-deep at center w/Savvy and Krejci is too good to break up.
But as to the "what the B's owe us" argument, this is where I may have to disagree slightly. it could have something to do w/our ages and how long we've been watching this team. For me, I've followed them every season since the mid 70's and I admit it--I'm impatient for a Cup. I don't really care that Hawks, Leafs and Flyers fans are, too...seems to me that the stretch of horrible mgt. this team gave us from 1992 onward is enough reason for payback now. I do understand it's a lot of lucky bounces that often leads to a Cup, but you do also make a lot of your own luck, and securing a sniper like Kovy would tilt the scales of lady luck a bit more in favor of the B's, I believe.
I just hope you agree that SOMETHING must be done to upgrade this team's offense before the playoffs. In your heart of hearts, do you really beieve that RIGHT NOW, this team could win it all?
Keep up the good posts.