Re: Horton close to being a Bruin?
posted at 6/19/2010 8:06 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Horton close to being a Bruin?
Some things you have to look at when evaluating this trade. First, and most importantly, what we have to give up. I quite frankly have no idea, I don't think Bergeron would be included in a trade, unless the 3rd overall pick came in our direction, but that would indeed be a blockbuster, and those trades rarely happen. Secondly, Horton has never played with much talent. I think a line of him, savard, and lucic would put up points, lots of them, and also create a lot of work for the trainers. Horton does hit. Horton has played on a terrible team his entire career, honestly, I've been in situations where I was on a bad hockey team, and its not fun, and it can really drain the energy from a young player. Now, I'm not saying this will happen, but imagine the boost he would receive, going from a terrible team, to a team that is almost a sure thing to be in the playoffs, with a great young core and veterans such as Chara, and Recchi. That could really motivate a kid, and I think that would be a gamble I would be willing to take as a GM. I don't like the comparison to Kessel, Kessel had an awful work ethic his entire career (in college and even before too) and he had that awful work ethic in a winning environment. Now, a lot of people are saying that he is Ryder junior. While I think his upside is way higher than Ryders, I think that Ryder COULD go in the other direction. Here is why. Although not satisfied with his performance, the main reason that FLA is trying to trade Horton is that they don't want his contract. If he had one year left on his deal, they would hope that he would play for his contract, and that they could move him at the deadline for much more if he were on pace for a 35 goal season. As of now, I don't think he is worth all that much, certainly not a first rounder. My guess is that they would push for 32+Hunwick, but would probably be okay with 45+Hunwick.Throw in an additional pick, and they would take Ryder. Florida gets a slightly lesser player that picks up a little scoring, hopefully playing like hes playing for a contract, a 2nd rounder, a young dman, and lower range pick/prospect and get two cut off 2 years of a 4 million dollar contract.....there are my two cents, bash away because they may actually ask for more, but i don't think trading for Horton is a "blockbuster," by any means.
Posted by pbergeron37
He's definitely not Ryder junior (I base this purely on his stats). His entire career in the NHL has been somewhat of a dissapointment so far, but he's young and, as you said, he played on an awful team. So, here's his career stats:
GP - 422
G - 142
A - 153
P - 295
Now, let's look at Ryder's stats throughout his career:
GP - 470
G - 144
A - 149
P - 293
Take it for what it is....