Re: Chiarelli's Shotgun Fully Loaded
posted at 12/28/2013 10:11 PM EST
In response to red75's comment:
In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
boychuk, morrow, 1st for yandle. replace seidenberg kinda
I'd say that's a downgrade to our team defence both short-term and long-term, not an upgrade.
By trading Boychuk and Morrow, you'd be opening Boychuk's slot to be filled by either Miller or Warsofsky, both of whom I think are a downgrade from Boychuk. You'd also be moving our defensive prospect with the most upside in Morrow. Also with an addition of 2 million to the cap by taking on Yandle for two more years, you'd further restrict our ability to sign our other young players.
And finally, why exactly do you think the Yotes want to trade Yandle?
Well here's my thinking. Right now it looks like the bruins would enter the playoffs with the following 7 d men.
chara, hamilton, krug, boychuk, bart, mcquaid, miller.
sub out boychuk and add in yandle and the d is immensely improved in my opinion. Here's where my opinion differs from most, in the above list of 7 d men. I think Boychuk is the 5th best, and mcquaid, my number 6, isn't far behind him.
The year after (and it works with the cap, I checked):
Chara - Hamilton
Seidenberg - Yandle
Krug - Bartkowski - McQuaid.
That's the best d core in the NHL. By a mile.
I'm totally okay with trading Morrow. The bruins have bart, Krug, and Hamilton who are all very young and way ahead of Morrow.