Re: Affordable third line help that may be available and fit the Bruins
posted at 2/19/2013 3:47 PM EST
In response to red75's comment:
After seeing posts about O'Reilly, Ryder, Iginla etc. I thought I'd put up some suggestions that were a little more reality based. Boston's biggest potential need is someone to get the third line going. If it's a player Boston wants to keep beyond this season than he will also need to be affordable due to cap issues. They also don't want to give up the bank and lose valuable roster players - so preferably that would mean the player would be gotten through draft picks or prospects, which means he won't be a star. He'd need to fit the team's need, and likely CJ's style. They'd also play on a team that would be a likely seller, not a contender or fighting for a playoff spot. So with that in mind here are a few ideas - wonder what you all think.
Boyd Gordon - mentioned this in another thread. If Phoenix slides he could possibly work with Kelly and Pevs. One of the best faceoff guys in the league, his offense is improving and he is great on the PK
Nick Foligno - Columbus will be making changes, he's another good PK player and decent points.
Colin Fraser - LA is falling apart, he's young, has good upside offensively and is defensively responsible.
Curtis Glencross - I'm sounding like a broken record, but he can contribute offensively from the thrid line and is defensively reliable.
Peter Mueller - young with offensive upside and a decent +- on an awful +- team.
So any thoughts? Any other players that fit this mold?
Red, I really like Foligno and Glencross. Good call.