Re: Article: Jagr brings more than offence to Bruins
posted at 4/3/2013 9:49 AM EDT
In response to Don-Bruino's comment:
In response to stevegm's comment:
25 ish picks don't have a history of meaning that much.
We've done it twice now.
2011 for Kaberle and 2013 for Jagr (both Czechs, strange)
Sooner or late, it will backfire - law of averages.
Tyler Biggs, remember that name, that is who we gave up for Kaberle.
Last time we gave up a 1st Round Choice to the Leafs ('72 or '73) for Jacques Plante (who was 40-something). The pick turned out to be Ian Turnbull, not a bad defenseman at all.
For Jagr, we shall see.
The Tyler Biggs scenario is interesting, and it's really convenient to say that's who the B's gave up.....but not necessarily true. Had the B's kept that #22 pick, it's more than chance....it's highly likely that the B's would have chosen a different player. Depending on their cycle, teams have much different needs and strategies. That begins to get noticeable after the 3rd or 4th pick overall.
Obviously, teams that are not bonafide contenders need to hang their hat on, and build for that future. An extra couple playoff games for contenders though, can mean tens of millions, plus better odds for the big prize.