Re: Kesler in a B's Uniform
posted at 3/3/2014 1:21 AM EST
In response to kelvana33's comment:
In response to lucdufour's comment:
Sounds crazy but why not have 3 top centermen. The B's have struggled each year in the playoffs that either Bergeron (was) played hurt or DK went down (lost 4 straight). Kesler can play anywhere in any situation and has speed to burn. Maybe Lucic and/or Spooner and/or pick might have to be involved BUT the B's could then run 3 legit lines and have crazy depth at center. I would pair up Marchand-Bergeron, DK-Iginla, and Kesler-Louie. It would be a different look than 2 scoring lines and 2 checking lines with a 3rd line that can't score. It would also put less pressure on DK to be Superman and Bergeron to be Green Lantern every playoff year.
1.Bad enough your trading Lucic for Kesler, but why are you adding Spooner and/or a pick?
Did not add Spooner. It was and/or. Trying to make money work.
I don't know who you could trade for him, I was thinking about salaries being a closer match and Lucic being a Vancouver native--Vancouver might want him. Also, you have to give something to get something, right? If it is just Spooner and a pick, you would have to consider, right? But then there is a $$$ issue.
2. Why would you trade your first line winger for a gut who will be centering your 3rd line? That makes no sense,
It makes sense when the player you are going after is one of the best two-way players in the world. Kessler can check and score and play in all situations. Kessler's line would be similar to Bergeron's, one that can check and score. Plus, he would play on the PP and PK. It would be a good problem to have and way better than the 3rd line the B's put out on the ice last year.
3. Why would you want less pressure on Bergeron and Krejci to elevate their games during the most important games of the season. Thats why you pay them.
Injuries to Bergeron and DK have hurt the Bruins in playoffs of the past.
This post is Stanleyesque.
So was my prediction of getting Iginla in the offseason. Also, I would not be surprised if Pittsburgh goes after him and they have Malkin and Crosby, right????? If a player of Kesler's caliber comes available, you always consider it.