posted at 7/7/2011 11:44 AM EDT
In Response to Re: hypothetically
[QUOTE]No. No need for another center and the price is too high. Seguin will be Stamkos in 2-3 years. Avoid big contracts, so that Krejci, Seguin, Rask, Marchand, etc. can be re-signed in the coming years. The current team should be even better than the one that hoisted the Cup last year as is, so there is no reason to make drastic changes. Stay the course, stick with the plan.
Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]
great post fletch. its pretty much what i have been saying also. when chiarelli let everyone know before the draft that the bruins would not be a major player in free-agency i was relieved, and that was before the rediculious contract sighings had even started.
promote from within! the core is set. lets see the bruins prospects(sauve,caron,knight,arneil,and who ever else the bruins are grooming for the future) if they arent good enough and the bruins need help then use what cap space the team has during the season or at the deadline.
savard i wish he was healthy or i wish he would retire and not risk any more injury. i know that sounds nuts but this purgatory throws a wrench into the works. personally i dont think he will ever be the player he was before that loser cooke hit him in the head. with his situation is even more reason to stay the course like u said until his status for this year and the future is resolved.
these players that people want but need offer sheets(doughty,stamkos etc,etc) its not going to happen. these gm's have this secret understanding not to go after each others restricted free agents, and honestly i would rather the bruins gm to stay to that! would bruins fans like to see marchand playing other colors? if u do it to them then the bruins will have an even bigger bull eye then they already do! stick to the plan chairelli, the bruins will be a cup contender next year if he does.