Re: Players I'd Consider for Johnny
posted at 7/4/2014 6:01 PM EDT
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
For the same financial reasons Iginla couldn't get signed Eberle wouldn't work, he has a $6M cap hit. Stewart hammering players in the corner to free up the puck for Soderberg ? Oh yeah make that happen.
Even though PC has mentioned he has had offers to free up cap space, apparently no player on the current Bruins has trade value.
Playoffs: Reilly Smith > Tyler Seguin
You know whats funny? If you go back and read up on PC's comments regarding trades he says something to the affect:
- There are about 7-8 players we are looking at for trades.
- GM's have inquired about our D-men
- Im looking for a RW -- play up in the lineup
Looking at those statements, can we actually narrow down these 7-8 players? Originally my list was short and sweet, I wonder if hes pondering something a bit more creative like an Evander Kane / Pavelski / Okposo / Pominville / Bobby Ryan.
Other than the names mentioned I am having a hard time coming up with players that would make much sense considering trading Boychuck for.
*And yes, I know about Ryans contractual status -- he will be an UFA. If you ship out Eriksson (Who I love and feel has gotten a bad rap here -- due to injuries) you may have room to re-sign him.
*Okposo finally broke out and highly doubt NYI will even pick up the phones.
*Finally, i know I am reaching a bit with some of these players.
If the Bruins could find a way to unload Kelly, Campbell, McQuaid thats approx $6,166,000 in cleared cap space. More than enough to not have to tamper with Boychuck...Easier said than done.