Re: Trades, Trades, Trades.
posted at 1/21/2011 7:32 AM EST
You might have pointed out the NMCs (Recchi, THomas) and the various NTC's.
In Response to Trades, Trades, Trades.
[QUOTE]Without question, to this poster, the most annoying subject on these threads, is trade talk. Surely everyone understands the basic premise of the cap. If not....folks should be reading more, not posting. The contract,(amount + duration) dictates a players "wantability", more than his talent, or potential, simply because it has to be worked into an existing model. Below is a list of most Bruins, their cap hit, accompanied by my humble opinion of their potential tradability. That part is open to debate. Player Cap Hit Thoughts Bergeron 4.75 signed up long term for hi end bucks. The league l loves em, but he's no bargain. Could be moved Lucic 4.083 see Bergeron, big bucks, not yet proven. Savard 4.007 absolutely totally immoveable, locked in for years Horton 4.00 iffy long term deal in place. moveable Ryder 4.00 contract expiring. could be a few takers Krejci 3.75 decent L/T contract. good potential, very tradeable Seguin 3.550 very, very, very tradeable Wheeler 2.2 one year deal. showing improvement. very tradeable Recchi 1.9 very tradeable to a contender, no contract baggage Campbell 1.1 good contract, easily moved. Paille 1.075 short money/has his strenghts, moveable..for what? Thornton .812 if the big dogs would only contribute 500% more !! Marchand .822 29 other teams would love to have this guy/contract Defense Chara 7.5 The industry considers him elite. Very moveable if he agree's Seidenberg 3.25 his pay grade is in the ball park. moveable Ferrence 2.25. see Seids, shedding injury prone image.moveable Boychuk 1.875 not sure the league see's that kind of value ??? Stuart 1.675 easily moveable McQuaid/Kampfer never hard to move prospect D's making near league minimum Thomas 5.0 if he wins another vezina, he'll be easily moveable Rask 1.25 easily, easily, easily moved After the above, we have prospects, and draft picks to dangle. My opinion is, we're not that strong in the prospect department, and are really deep with draft picks. You may or may not agree with my player assesments, however, I don't know how anyone would disagree with the opinion that it's almost impossible to trade any one piece here for something much better, as the pieces most would like to dump, either can't be, or would bring little in return. There are numerous options, but they all carry great risk. I can think of a few packages that would make PC's phone ring off the wall, so can everyone else here. How about putting a for sale sign on Bergeron and Seguin? How about Marchand and Chara, lets pair up Lucic and Rask. How about Horton and Seidenberg? Before I read another Rick Nash or Iginla trade thread, it'd sure be nice, not to have to read 150 ridiculous posts before one somewhat logical one appears. After every loss here, most want to blow up the team, or at least aquire an elite scorer, AND, and an elite pmd. Here's my request to those clamouring for a trade. Forget about any player in particular you'd like. Just list what you think you'd need to delete from this team to aquire those 2 pieces,(elite scorer and elite PMD) and explain the overall team improvement you'd expect, keeping in mind what you've just lost. Remember, we do live in a cap world. For those that think the problem is merely coaching....great news there too. coaches have indeed been traded, and I'm sure CJ and his record could easily be dealt.
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