Re: Cap to increase to 64 million!
posted at 6/21/2011 2:29 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Cap to increase to 64 million!
We have different point of views on David Krejci and Ed Jovanovski. I think that Krejci will sign a huge deal and I hope that the Bruins wrap up a deal over the summer and announce it one day into the season. If you feel that Krejci is not worthy of a contract just a notch below Brad Richards, then I disagree with you. Ed Jovanovski played 82 games (as in ALL of them) in 2008-2009, 66 games in 2009-2010 and 50 games last year. When healthy he is a top four defenceman and a borderline all star (he made the all star game in 2007 and 2008). I like Adam McQuaid, but he is a 6th/7th defenceman. I would take an often-injured Ed Jovanovski in a HEARTBEAT over Adam McQuaid. And as a 7th d-man, McQuaid would offer great depth.
Jovo has missed 30% of the games over the past two seasons. No one will give him $6M. He's a $4M gamble on his best day with a desperate GM.
I can appreciate your enthusiasm for Krejci, but you're just off. He isn't a $6M forward. Absolutely not. Maybe if he plays better, puts up more points, figures out how to excel on the powerplay and can stay healthy, he will be. Right now, he certainly is not.
We need another veteran centre with the loss of Marc Savard. I like Jason Arnott as a nice option (at 2.5 million) for depth.
The Bruins just won the Stanley Cup with the loss of Savard. Bruins centers: Krejci, Bergeron, Seguin, Peverley, Campbell, Kelly. I don't think adding a 36 year old center is in the cards.
In my above mentioned post, I had Arnott moving over to the wing and Campbell at centre for the 4th line. I figured that Arnott would provide depth and Paille would be off the bench quite a bit. I also like having two centres/wings on the 2nd (Bergeron/Peverly), 3rd (Kelly/Seguin) and 4th (Campbell/Arnott) lines. I like the centres for improved passing and a higher faceoff %. The NHL season is a battle of attrition, with the more depth the better. If the Bruins sign Jason Arnott and play him on the 4th line, then that doesn't mean that Daniel Paille sits for 82 games. Someone will be injured during the year and guys who were 13th/14th forwards or 7th/8th defencemen will be intrigal parts to the roster. See Marchand, McQuaid and Kampfer in 2010-2011.
I am afraid you don't understand how any of this works. Jason Arnott is not a fourth line player. He'll retire before he plays seven minutes a night. On top of that, fourth line players cannot make that much money. That money goes to guys who play and contribute a lot more.
Gagne is coming off another injury plagued year and might take a one year deal to join the STANLEY CUP CHAMPS - or he may not. My guess is that Tampa Bay will not have the $$$ to resign him and the B's may be able to sign him for a one year deal
Gagne is coming off of a five year deal. He won't take a one year contract. Do you know why? Because someone will offer him many years. The only player that I can think of in recent memory that chose a lower contract and years to pursue the Cup was Hossa. The rest of them do not do this. It just isn't how it works.
My post(s) are just thoughts/projections on the 2011-2012 roster (just like everyone else). Maybe the Bruins sign all or none of the guys in my post. I just really like the thought of adding depth to the current roster, while not handcuffing the team to overpriced, LONG TERM deals. I may be mistaken, but I believe that you want to pencil in Jordan Caron into the rotation over any free agent forwards. What happens when someone goes down due to injury? Are you going to count on Jaime Arniel or Ryan Spooner to step right in and shine during the Stanley Cup playoffs? Without the additions of Chris Kelly and Rich Peverly, the Bruins do not win The Cup. The more experienced forwards on the roster, the better. And there you have it.
Posted by Bigpapa1977
I did list Caron because it makes sense for him to come play in one of the spots vacated by Recchi or (hopefully) Ryder. He would have stayed in the NHL last season, but was squeezed out due to his two way deal and lack of available roster spots.
Kelly and Peverley were added at the trade deadline, so I don't see their relevance here.
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