In response to Bookboy007's comment:
In response to marco0863's comment:
One bad playoffs fir ayoung 21 yr old is a stupid reason to trade him -players like seguin with that takent are not permanently silenced in playoffs - seguin has 10 pts 4 goals hurts to see that . Only team to trade franchise players is Boston I guarantee that it will come back to haunt us soon. No justification for these trades all succesful teams build around their talented players even if they have a f ew too many. I can't wait to see eriksson in the playoffs
I can't believe it "hurts" to see Seguin scoring for Dallas. His scoring has produced a profound "so what" in terms of Dallas's record - they were 22-22-4 last year, they're 3-4 so far this year.
There's every justification for the trades of big name players, but if all you look at is the player's stats, it can be hard to see. Teams trade franchise players all the time. Gretzky was traded. What usually happens is that they wait until the circumstances are terrible and get bupkiss for them. I'd bet you a dollar you couldn't trade Kessel to Florida for two first round picks and a second round pick today. Florida wouldn't want to take on an $8.5M player who has proven he doesn't make the players around him better when they could draft two more Huberdeaux and Barkovs and build through high end draft talent. I'd also bet a dollar that every GM in the league except maybe Doug Wilson would choose to build around Chara over Joe Thornton; getting out from under Thornton was a precondition for signing Chara.
The Bruins are 5-2. They have yet to play their best hockey. If it weren't for threads like this, I'd probably give no thought to how Seguin is doing.
You got that right. I have no hard feelings about Tyler being traded and hope he has a long career. In my opinion Boston is a better team with the players they recieved in return. A good trade is supposedly marked by both teams getting a good player or players, so then this is a good trade for both teams. Whether Seguin scores 100 pts for 10 years in a row is of no consequence to the B's as he couldn't have achieved it as a second line right winger or as in the case of the playoffs, a third line right winger.