Re: another big goal from
posted at 5/4/2012 12:54 PM EDT
The Bruins played the Flyers last year, DK scored 3 game winners. The OP was pointing out how great Parise is after he scored a goal. I pointed out that lots of players score goals. Speculating is fun, but most of the speculation is ridiculous. There is a thread about a proposed line up that crunches the numbers and shows that with signing mediocre free agents, trading Thomas and using Savards cap space the Bruins have about 4 million left. And that's without spare forwards and D and part-season call ups. So that leaves 2 million. It is not just unlikely, it is impossible to sign Parise without moving a significant contract.
Since a contract would have to be moved, you would have to look at someone like, say, David Krejci. Krejci is younger, cheaper and more productive. He scores more points per game in the playoffs than Parise. I like Parise. I like Krejci. I would prefer the one that takes up less cap space. If the Bruins traded away DK and signed Parise, they would be exactly at the cap. Now next year they will need to sign Seguin, Lucic and Marchand, among others. Talk about prime pickings for an offer sheet to one of your RFA's, and a mad scramble to trade players to keep your best pieces. This for a guy who is older and less productive than the guy you had in the first place. But hey, he's a UFA and plays for another team! He's new and shiny, we need to get him!
The real flaw in the whole thing is it's just a bad fit. There are a dozen teams that could really use a top-line winger, don't already have one, and have cap space. The Bruins are not one of those teams. If you step out of the Bruins box for a minute and look at the league as a whole, you will see some much better player-team fits.
In Response to Re: another big goal from
[QUOTE]why so little love for parise? i don't get it. i do realize there's about a 2% chance of him joining the b's, but who wouldn't welcome aboard an all-star/olympian/ and team captain? sorry if he stole your girlfriend or something. get over it. as far as a rift in the lockerroom, doesn't chara make top d-man salary? no problem there. to imply his contract would "divide a dressing room" is reaching a bit. while we're in fantasy land... oatescam, please provide the list of players that WOULD score on the flyers? really? you do realize the bruins did not face the flyers right? did i miss something? after you've provided the stats for a series that never happened, please do tell us how "not unique" parise is, you know, scoring a game winning OT goal is something everybody does. and that big "C" on his sweater, nothing unique about that. foolishness
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