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  • Posted 07/30/2014 09:33:44 EDT

    Krug's a fine player, but unless he becomes an all-around star he won't demand huge money.  Also, Chara's paycheck isn't massive for a #1D as we go forward with a growing cap.  PK Subban's contract wi more »

  • Posted 07/30/2014 09:30:54 EDT

    Smith and Soderberg were much bigger factors on the pp than Hamilton last year.  Sometimes I feel like reporters don't even watch the games.

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  • Posted 07/29/2014 09:50:24 EDT

    In response to WalkTheLine's comment: [QUOTE] Comparables are tough because no 2 players are exactly the same and their circumstances are always different (e.g. condition of team they play for, coache more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 09:49:18 EDT

    Smith had 6 points in 8 games (a 60pt pace) on the 3rd line to start October.  During his scorching hot November where he put up 14 points, over 30% were on the powerplay (where Marchand didn't play). more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 09:39:57 EDT

    In response to shuperman's comment: [QUOTE] I would trade smith for tatar without even thinking about it.  Tatar became an impact player on a team minus its stars last year.  He has game changing abil more »

  • Posted 07/29/2014 09:35:19 EDT

    Tatar played a key role for the Red Wings.  He's very good.  I would say Smith is a little better with a higher ceiling.  But if I'm PC I like this.  It would be great to get Smith signed for 3 years more »

  • Forum Post: Any point

    Posted 07/28/2014 10:51:30 EDT

    At least a defenseman will be moved, they won't carry 8.  Caron is also likely out.  Some moves WILL happen before season opener.  I'd be fine if that's all they do and they sign Smith and Krug and gi more »

  • Forum Post: Take a moment

    Posted 07/22/2014 02:54:14 EDT

    I would agree that at times he is among the very best players in the game.  In the '13 playoffs I honestly felt he was easily among the game's top-5 best. I think his one major flaw was shown last yea more »

  • Posted 07/18/2014 10:12:09 EDT

    I don't see Spooner on the fourth line.  I would see him on 3rd line LW with Fraser moving to RW.  I would experiment with this if I'm Julien.  Fraser is a lefty too, but has played RW before.  That's more »

  • Posted 07/18/2014 09:44:16 EDT

      Answer:  No one.  Krug is a possibility but still extremely unlikely.  In order to make an offer sheet worthwhile you have to offer more than Boston is willing to match.  They'll match anything up t more »

  • Posted 07/18/2014 09:41:23 EDT

    I'm not sure why Krug and Smith can't sign offer sheets.  They've both completed the EL deals.  It's why Krug had it worked in as part of his signing that he played a couple games for Boston in year o more »

  • Posted 07/18/2014 09:35:28 EDT

    The scenario isn't crazy, but I'm not sure the end result isn't better than where they are currently.  Coyle's an interesting player, but is he a better prospect than Spooner or Koko?  Both Bruins pro more »

  • Posted 07/18/2014 09:13:58 EDT

    I love the team as it is.  There hasn't been something fun like the signing of Iginla, but at the same time we go into the season knowing Smith is a 20g, 50pt guy when last year he was just a prospect more »

  • Posted 07/17/2014 02:14:08 EDT

    Both team and players want to get as much bang for their buck that they can here.  These talks are much tougher than the "I'll take whatever you'll give me" stance of Bartowski and Caron.  I imagine t more »

  • Posted 07/17/2014 02:00:37 EDT

    I watched a lot of Cameron Mann in junior.  I don't know what the writer wrote, but Cam was a ridiculously good scorer in junior.  Much more Bure than Neely though.  Breakaway speed and an exceptional more »

  • Forum Post: Peace of Mind

    Posted 07/17/2014 01:47:20 EDT

    Kaleta is dirt.  And not good dirt.  He's a garbage player and having him on the team could hurt morale.

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  • Forum Post: Peace of Mind

    Posted 07/17/2014 10:43:42 EDT

    Basically my thought is that we have 2 players that are in their early 20's and have shown very strong AHL play and a decent showing in the NHL auditions, plus about four others that are a bit younger more »

  • Posted 07/17/2014 10:13:29 EDT

    I had heard talk that the Bruins were going to trade Chara because of this guys potential, I just wanted more info!   In response to jmwalters' comment: [QUOTE] In response to OatesCam's comment: [QUO more »

  • Posted 07/17/2014 10:12:42 EDT

    Thanks!   In response to StanleyCuptotheBruinsin2011's comment: [QUOTE] In response to OatesCam's comment: [QUOTE] Who is Oleg? [/QUOTE] Oleg Yevenko Defense Born Jan 21 1991 -- Minsk, Belarus [23 yrs more »

  • Forum Post: Peace of Mind

    Posted 07/17/2014 10:04:55 EDT

    I know it's the exception, that's why I'm not saying there are 5 or 6 guys ready to do it.  Looking in particular at Spooner or Fraser, I think they have a shot.  Fraser's been a prolific goal scorer more »

  • Forum Post: Peace of Mind

    Posted 07/17/2014 08:32:10 EDT

    The Penguins lost their #2 and 3 D while signing Ehrhoff.  They also traded Neal for Hornqvist, who typically scores about 50% less than Neal.  I would call Pittsburgh's downgrade worse than Boston's. more »

  • Posted 07/17/2014 08:23:47 EDT

    Who is Oleg?

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  • Posted 07/16/2014 01:20:23 EDT

    I don't like judging a player on a highlight reel, but he clearly looked excellent and a step above his peers in those clips.   In response to no1bruinsfan's comment: [QUOTE] Not sure if anyone has se more »

  • Posted 07/16/2014 01:11:10 EDT

    Do to player hype and scouting inexperience at the time the Thornton call gets a bye.  I'll say that like Hamilton your skills have progressed nicely since your debut.   In response to BadHabitude's c more »

  • Posted 07/16/2014 12:35:35 EDT

    I hate the charging rule as it stands now.  It needs an overhaul.

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