Re: Did the B's Get Enough for Seguin?
posted at 7/5/2013 8:16 AM EDT
I didn't want the guy to be traded. For anyone. I saw seguin adjust quite a bit over his three years here. You say that Eriksson is a lock for 25+. Seguin isn't? 29, and a pro rated 27 in the last two years (the only two years he's really played). He'll score 35 next year, and he would have with the bruins. If this is really a "we want to win now" move why are we taking prospects back. Unless we're wheeling those for another RW or signing a big name, this is a bad move for the future, and for the present.
Not trying to badger you but you're only telling me what we shouldn't have got for Seguin. I'm interested in knowing what or who you legitimately think he was worth and if said players were available. Look, i like Seguin and supported him every step of the way but he hasn't proven he's in Eriksson's league yet. Loui has been rock steady for the last 5 years. Seguin has shown flashes of brilliance but a lack of consistency.
what it really comes down to is i didn't want the kid traded. if he had to be traded Evander Kane would have been a player I'd like coming the other way. bobby ryan maybe.
thrilled to have eriksson on the team. However if the bruins really wanted him i would have much prefer they traded some of their high end prospects, along with peverley for him rather than giving up a guy like seguin. I would have much prefered offer Spooner, Peverley, Krug, and a first for Eriksson
Several glaring holes in that scenario. First is the salary cap, which in itself makes this virtually impossible, then there's the future you mentioned earlier.. Perhaps the biggest flaw is the suggestion Dallas would've agreed to those terms.
When thinking this is a poor deal, all one needs to ask is this. Is 9 million for Seguin and Peverly money well spent? Wouldn't you sooner have Crosby plus enough left over to almost buy another grinder? That's what 9 mil is buying these days.
On a seperate note, there seems to be an overwhelming fascination with first round draft picks on this site. That process is a crap shoot. The Bruins are a really good hockey team and have virtually zero top picks. That ain't rare either. The marquee Jrs command a ton of patience, and a ton of money before they're proven, just because of the hoopla.
Today, talent is only part of the equation. Teams can't afford to pre-pay for potential. Value is the only thing that matters. Paille is a high first rounder. The B's got him for what he's worth, when he became worth it. That probably wouldn't have happenned had they drafted him.
The more I think about this deal...the more it's discussed, the more I like it. Seguin will have his hi-lite moments(same as Kessel, Samsonov, Denis Savard, Andre Savard, Nillson, and a boatload of danglers who've come before), but I just can't see him ever being a real superstar. He just doesn't have the hockey IQ of an elite player. He doesn't fit the Bruin mold. Think of the upside all we want, but best case scenario is just getting moneys worth. 1 more season mirroring last, and Seguin is absolutely impossible to unload, hog-tieing the B's long term. Just my opinion.