Re: BRUINS are blessed!!!
posted at 7/7/2011 9:39 PM EDT
In Response to Re: BRUINS are blessed!!!
[QUOTE]Stanley - Your pics rule, brother! Amazing stuff! PC has done a masterful job steering the Bruins to where they are, in an enviable position compared to some other clubs. It would appear the B's are set to contend for several seasons to come. The roster looks solid but the fact there are some youngsters on the verge of pushing for big-league spots speaks well to the quality of the depth within the organization. One last thing; it's amazing how time can turn the tide. I remember when the Leafs acquired Kessel, Burke was being hailed up here in Toronto as the genius who backed Chiarelli into a corner with the threat of an offer sheet. I think The Toronto Star or Sun at the time called it a skillfull checkmate manouver. Two years later, after the Bruins, an already competitive team reaped the bounty in the form of Seguin, Knight, Spooner
(did I get those guys right?) and now the highly-touted Hamilton
, perhaps PC's hope to develop into the Bruins' next defensive kingpin, thus again showing his thinking of the future, those previous claims of Chiarelli being schooled are replaced with silence. I'd have to say those comments of the not-too-distant-past offering the Bruin GM as being in over his head are also on a slippery slope.
Posted by RichHillOntario[/QUOTE]
If you're talking about the Kessel deal Spooner not part of it.
As for the Leafs Bourke did some mistakes but I somehow like the guy. He keeps on trying to improve that team although it might be too late while he's there. I'll give him one thing, he's relentless.
The reason why Brad Richards didn't go to Toronto was not that he wanted one of those front load contracts for 10 years , nor was it the money. The leasf have that luxury. It's just that Toronto right now isn't attracting players , they're probably not a playoff team again this up coming season.
It was a combination of that plus I'm certain Richards would have rather play for Tortarella over Wilson.