Re: will it be taylor hall or tyler seguin
posted at 3/9/2010 9:57 AM EST
In Response to Re: will it be taylor hall or tyler seguin
i do understand the importance of drafting and developing kids, and these days the kids are more nhl ready than in years past, but despite how things have went this yr..i still think the core of this bruins team is in their prime...and to waste them would be a bad move..last yr they were very close..this yr injuries and the loss of kessel have really hurt them...i think next yr this team can be dominate again..but need to get kes replacement..and im sorry i dont think hall or sequin next year is that guy...sure they can be down the road...but unrealistic to think they are that guy for next season...do you want to wait 2 more years and even thats being generous..for these kids to develop and hopefully become difference makers..wouldnt you rather have savard in his primne passing the puck to kovalchuk, kessel, 40 goal guy for next 5 yrs guarenteed? im not sure there is a 40 goal guy to trade for but thats chia's job..but if he can find that guy how do you not make the trade....
Posted by bruins8
Everybody's being pretty tough on bruins 8. This forum is only about opinion, and ya gotta give bruins 8 kudos for not giving up on trying to sell his. Wish some of our players were as passionate on the ice, as bruins is here. Regardless of his knowledge of OHL hockey, or the often stated flip flops in his opinions of our potential picks...his most recent postings, challenging our collective hype about next year, make sense. The clock is ticking with our core. Hall or Seguin will probably not bring our team to elite status in year one. Bobby Orr didn't, Guy La Fleur didn't, nor did Crosby or Ovechkin. All really took their teams to the next level in years 2+
Don Cherry stated the other day, the loss of Kessel was huge, in that it also handcuffed Savy and his potential.
If I may attempt to "interpret" Bruins comments on this particular thread, I'll offer this up.
Fine, Kessel's gone. Whether we didn't want him, he didn't want to be here, or any combination of the 2....his offense needed to be replaced fairly immediately. This team is built for "now", not when our core is 2 years older. Most offensive studs have defensive liabilities, and moving forward, this team needs to embrace their positives, and not insist they become muckers(which we seem to have done for the past several years). Again, the future looks good, but, this years draft alone, probably won't put us over the top in 10\11.
If that's what bruins 8 is saying.......
It certainly makes "some" sense.
My thoughts are on the draft, but also 3 other key things in the forseeable future. I don't like our odds getting in the show if Savy's done, and what in the world are we gonna do next year, if Wideman and Ryder don't significantly upgrade their game. What can we do with those 2 contacts going into next year?