There was this add for a zoo or something when I logged in today. It read: How do you identify a Penguin? Is it whining to a referee? Is it complaining to the Board of Governors? Is it throwing cheap headshots or taking out your knee? Yep, it's a Penguin.
That's not a very good joke. The coverage of the Bruins in BDC's online reporting is a worse one. It looks like a high school student wrote a piece on how the Bruins could learn from Steve Yzerman's moves to create cap space. Apparently, the Bruins will "have to allocate salary cap to all 11" of the RFAs they qualified (nope - if they're not on the NHL roster or getting paid more than $900K...nope). Apparently Marc Savard was a buyout candidate, as was Kelly, Campbell and Paille. Boychuk is apparently "easily replaced" by McQuaid or Miller.
The stupidest part of this is the premise - that Yzerman did something ingenious that PC could learn from. You know, the guy who dealt Derek Morris for a YogenFruz to create the cap space to acquire Seidenberg. The guy who invented "Sturming" - trading a guy for a hearty "thank you!". What Yzerman did was fine; clearly part of a strategy to get a couple of guys he had targeted to improve their blueline, but let's not pretend PC is the slow kid sitting in the corner eating paste. He wouldn't buy out Kelly because he's sure he can deal him. My guess is that his order of operations now is sign Smith and Krug, then work out what he needs to do to be compliant including dealing Kelly. Trading one of the defensemen is on that list, too, as they aren't going into next year with 8 NHL D on the roster.
Anyway, somebody tell Glen Yoder to pick up his game.
Are you not entertained?!?!