Re: BRING JUMBO JOE HOME
posted at 1/29/2011 7:14 PM EST
In Response to Re: BRING JUMBO JOE HOME
[QUOTE]We'll never get him back, but it would be a coup and would be a great replacement for Savard. Anyone who thinks Joe wouldn't make the Bruins automatically better--WAY better--simply doesn't understand hockey. He was a phenomenal player run out fo town by idiot sportswriters who talked about "heart" and "grit" and a million other nonsensical buzz words that ignored his pure talent. Amd what did we get for him??? Nothing. Literall--now that Sturm is gone--NOTHING. By far one of the worst trades in sports history. And as noted above, there are scores of great players in this league who never won a Cup. Ovehckin never did. Wouldn't want HIM on the Bruins. No way. Moronic
. Plus, every Thornton hater conveniently forgets that he played the 2004 series v. Montreal w/broken ribs and never complained and used it as an excuse. Yeah--no heart. What a joke some people who claim to be hockey fans are.
Posted by TryToBearIt[/QUOTE]
It's just not about winning the cup, it's about performing, in the playoffs.
THORNTON has 19 goals in 105 playoff games. OVECHKIN has 20 goals in 28 playoff games.
So, yes, I would want Ovechkin on the bruins.He actually elevates his game in the playoffs. That's what great players do.
As far as the trade goes, there is no way you can say the bruins received nothing.
No one will ever say the bruins got the best of that deal, but they did get back 3 decent players, and more importantly, the cap space to help sign Chara
It also allowed them to be in a position to draft Kessel, so as long as Seguin, Knight, and ?, are in the orginization, you can never really say the bruins have nothing to show for the Thornton trade :)