Re: Quick cheap fixes
posted at 6/13/2014 4:21 PM EDT
I agree with your retort to a point . My case is related to the Seidenberg acquisition. I believe Horton was in the deal as well that March. It did not work out. That summer PC did make it work. My guess is PC was close to making a deal this year. He deserves criticism, yet did he lay a foundation of trades this summer. He said so in March. I hope so for a defenseman in the next few weeks.
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
In response to Bookboy007's comment:[QUOTE]Yes go cheap, it worked in 2014, 2013, 2010 and 2009![/QUOTE]
Aw, c'mon SanDog, don't get grumpy. Since when do you love spending big on vets? Where's the "prospects have earned a shot!" guy? Playing the rich man's game worked so well when they dealt Murray and Smolinski for a coke habit, spent big on Lapointe, dealt Carter and prospects for Guerin, and all of the other transactions they've made in the last couple of decades to get more expensive, older guys. Listing all the years of not making it out of the first round with those high priced guys might set a post length record even for me. Some of the best moves have been the "on the cheap" moves they've made that worked out to be gold. Carter's a great example. Seidenberg's another. It ain't the cheap, it's the fit. [/QUOTE]
Bringing up 1990's trades is so pre-2011 on BDC but you get a break. Oh and someone has to fill in while Chowds tuna n Tabasco deliveries are working out and keeping him happy :)
Look at the deals that PC made in 2011 compared to the years I mentioned.
There isn't a direct correlation ?
I wanted someone to replace Seidenberg's "big minutes" and a vet 3rd line winger just in case of injuries or a prospect ran out of gas in the playoffs.
OTTAWA SENATORS get F Ales Hemsky
EDMONTON OILERS get 2014 5th round pick, 2015 3rd round pick (pending UFA)
MINNESOTA WILD get F Matt Moulson, F Cody McCormick
BUFFALO SABRES get F Torrey Mitchell, two 2nd round picks
LOS ANGELES KINGS get F Marian Gaborik
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS get F Matt Frattin, 2nd round pick, conditional 3rd rounder
MONTREAL CANADIENS get D Mike Weaver (Pending RFA Bartkowski better ?)
FLORIDA PANTHERS get 2015 5th round pick
And Tallinder sits..
I don't see a ton of restructuring of the Bruins immediate future in any of those trades at all. PCs trades have been better gambles than hanging onto some of his draft picks.