Re: Crazy Idea
posted at 11/24/2010 2:05 PM EST
In Response to Re: Crazy Idea
[QUOTE][Lumbergh voice] Uh...yeah...if you're going to rip someone, I'm going to need you to go ahead and think it through first - maybe fill out your TPS reports first. If there's a problem here, it's a) that Montador is on that list at all, b) that perry thinks Edler, Karlsson, and Pietrangelo aren't impact players (look up how many minutes Pietrangelo is playing for the rejuvenated Blues - I'll wait), and c) that any of those younger, offensively gifted defensemen are named as though the Bruins could reach out and trade for them in the same way they might acquire a huge contract for a player soon to be a UFA. Montador is a trainwreck. Like any trainwreck, you need to build up some speed and momentum ON the rails before you jump off. Montador has crazy numbers now, but that shouldn't make you overlook a career played like a spastic golden retriever on ice - enthusiastic, often funny, but ultimately just wrong. Karlsson and Pietrangelo are recent first round picks on teams willing to develop their considerable potential. They won't be dealt. Edler's a 24yr old defenseman who is currently leads Canucks not named Sedin in scoring. Karlsson has struggled at times this year, but has huge offensive potential and the Senioritas know it. All that said, perry, you're fired. I like Brad Richards, but if you're going to acquire a $7.5M rental, you better be able to explain how that helps you win now. Brad Richards plays about a minute more per game than David Krejci, and it would be a bigger gap if Savard were healthy. Is a lineup of Richards, Savard, and Krejci significantly stronger than the current one if you consider the other salary tweaks you'd have to make to accommodate the extra $2.5M+ cap hit? "Expiring contracts" means Stuart, Hunwick, Sturm assuming Ryder and Paille are already gone. Replacing those guys plus Caron in the lineup means you're not saving as much as you might like, and chances are you're weaker on D. So how does acquiring Brad Richards take this team to the promised land? To Bill Lumbergh, it just looks like a high-profile acquisition rather than a sound strategic move - something you do to show the fans you're interested and not something you do to win.
Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]
The Bruins have not gotten the goals they needed to knock off Philly - that hurt the most, and Carolina - that was embarrassing. They had pretty good defensive #s, but once again, when they needed that goal to finish those teams off, they didn't get them.
This team is always good for GA. It's GF that is the problem. Go big or go home.