Re: Is Sobotka really that good?
posted at 3/14/2014 3:31 PM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
In response to Crowls2424's comment:[QUOTE] This was a bad trade for the Bruins; Sobotka for Warsofsky. Sobotka was/is a solid 3rd liner that can play C/W. Has great jam in his game, very gritty.
Only fair, since the B's got Soderberg for Toivonen a few years earlier.
Would rather have Soderberg than Sobotka, so there you go. [/QUOTE]
The only problem I had was the return, PC gave away an NHL starter. Now if Chiarelli spins Warsofsky for a good player later then anyone could say it panned out. Making room for Campbell was not a bad thing, it was the return.
I think the point is that he wasn't going to be a starter. He might not have even made the team, and it could have been at Marchand's expense if he did. The Bruins had Savard, Krejci, Bergeron and Campbell at C going into that year, Lucic, Horton, Wheeler, Ryder, Recchi, Paille and Thornton on the wing, leaving one spot open, and they knew they were getting Seguin. They also had some problem child who had scored at every level in Marchand. To that point in his career, Sobotka had played 134 games, scored 6 goals, and put up 16 assists. In 116 games, Caron has 12 goals, 15 assists. Cap or no cap, there was no room at the inn. I'm also guessing there wasn't a huge market for a 3rd or 4th liner who doesn't fight but yet puts up Shawn Thornton-like numbers. Getting Warsofsky, who at least had some profile as a WJHC level player, wasn't a bad return if you're just looking to make the best deal at that moment.
Kid was still only 22 at the time. If memory servves correctly, he finished the year strong and was really good in the playoffs. Not sure the rush to move him?
Not an elite scorer type, but a valuable contributor. Not sure why folks are unwilling to agree to that. Warsofsky has not been a good return for Sobotka to-date, guess you can rationalize it by saying he didn't have that much value.
I don't know, I remember threads being out there with people being pizzed that he was traded. Pretty sure I created one.