Re: How's everyone feeling about the B's this offseason?
posted at 7/20/2014 7:13 PM EDT
In response to BigBadnBruin's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
And seriously, you're going to blame Rask because the Bruins can't afford to pay Boychuk 11/14ths of what Rask will make (since everyone's convinced he'll get $5.5M on the open market)? Oh no, we can't overpay for a second pairing defenseman!! Stupid Vezina winning goaltender! Oh no, we couldn't pay $18M over his 37-40th birthdays for Iginla!! Stupid in his prime goaltender! Oh no, we had to let a guy who didn't want the spotlight and hasn't been healthy in four years walk away!! Stupid healthy goaltender!
Any other player whose salary gets driven up by the market, which makes them probably a stupid signing risk, but it's Rask's contract that's the root problem.
I don't know why it bothers me so much. I think it's because I really liked Dudley Doright cartoons as a kid.
Are you not entertained?!?!
I wanted this kinda response. You love me. So much i got two replies. Haha.
I see you didnt touch on seguin who is now a top talent. Dealt more so to clear Rask room then bc of problem issues.
They overpaid when they could have said we will give you 5.75 over 6. Presidents, Vezina, and cup finals. Very similar to Loungo. No Cup though and a weakened roster with an aging Chara. Like i said...his best chances likely passed him by twice now. CJ just put up a season as backup similar to Rask. Dont you see the trend? In a rfa year no team was gonna give him that deal. Its hurting us now. Boychuk may not be a top pairing but he sure makes Rask look good. Lets see how rask does in a year from now when chara is a bit older, seidz is a bit older and boychuk walks.
I hi-lited those 2 statements, because, unless you were in the room with the Bruins' brass & Stanley, you really have no idea if these are true.
The 1.25M saving with your proposal, would not have been enough to keep Seguin, and we really don't know what was said in the contract negotiations, or how much Rask was asking for to begin with.
Your argument about the vaunted Bruins D making goalies look good, is also flawed. Anton Khudobin is really the only goalie that offers a base comparison, and his numbers improved, when he went to a very bad Carolina team.
People spend too much time, worrying about the past, and things they have no control over. Time to move on.
Nope i dont know you are right. But as i pointed out in my last post. The bruins held hand in negotiations for a variety of reasons based on your reply.
A. There are only so many #1 gigs in the league. At that time edm, calgary and the nyi likely would have been the strongest bets. Please let him sign there for 7+ and give me all those A1 1st round picks. Where did they come up with that# anyway? I would understand paying a guy like quick that amount. Especially since he didnt sign until after he won.
B. Seguin was already signed. Likely still would have had the space to make the Iggy deal.
C. The amount i gave is based on a goalie with a cup, now with 2. Just kept everyone but willie mitchell for next year.
D. Its not flawed. I dont care if a guy leaves this system and does a little better...are you saying with this comment that Rask makes this system click? You think CJ is gonna repeat what he just did? Do you believe Rask would have the # he has in edmonton, calgary or nyi?
People commented last year when i made issue of the deal that the cap wasnt an issue. Well it is an issue. And 1.25 m isnt a huge amount but it gives so e flexibility. Maybe enough flexibility to extend boychuk to more then 4m per. Maybe he stays at 5m. Extra 1.25 might come in handy. Or how about that extra 1.25 to keep DK here for a while. All i read now is that marchand, boychuk and chara being dealt away for cap space. I dont wanna lose any of them.
Your last line is bang on though. As you know im not a fan of long term goalie deals. I could type Rask and get a rise outta Book. I enjoy that. Haha.