Re: NYI - Andrew MacDonald
posted at 2/7/2014 12:08 PM EST
In response to gord11's comment:
I am not really doubting nor disparaging MacDonald's abilities, more his UFA status and his value as such.
This is the time of year when Bruins fans start lining up the players they would throw overboard for a rental, for 2-3 months of mercenary service to a team that scarcely needs it.
It is the time of year when we gleefully package up as many as 4 Bruin players at a time - team chemistry etc be damned - to grab at the latest latest offering. UFA rentals are a bad way to go.
But if you must, they needn't be expensive - or as expensive as they start out being - it's always surprising to discover how easily these UFA's (even big stars) are had; "Wha!? A 2nd Round Pick and a prospect?! For him?!"
When the present (and highly speculative) concensus asking price for Vanek is; "a 1st Round Pick; a young player and a prospect", what is the price then for Andrew MacDonald?
Sample Answer; 'Boychuk, Kelly, Bartkowski and Subban should get the conversation started."
Your sample answer is beyond dumb. Boychuk, Kelly, Bart and Subban for Macdonald just makes no sense on any level at all.
I get what you're saying about this being the time that we want to throw prospects away, and that being wrong. In the past, I would have agreed with you. There are times when shipping off prospects would be foolish. It would be dumb for montreal, toronto, and washington. They're in the hunt but have no shot. Were it not for the Seidenberg injury I would bet the house the bruins make it back to the finals. There are precisely 0 teams in the east that scare me, including pittsburgh. Now, the team has a tremendous need on the blue line, but if that need is filled, they should make it back to the final. The window is open, Chara will not stay youthful forever, you can't let a year slip away because you weren't willing to trade for a 2/3 d man. happily throw a pick and 2 good prospects at this problem. If you can get Girardi for a 1st, khokho and bart, do it. and if you can get macdonald, do it.