Re: Is this crazy talk?
posted at 10/14/2011 1:41 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Is this crazy talk?
[QUOTE]Neither team should/would do that trade.
Posted by OatesCam[/QUOTE]
I don't get it? It seems that in trades there are winners and losers so to say that neither team should/would go for it somehow implies that it makes both teams worse. I'm not completely sold on it either but at the same time, if they would do it, I think it does make some sense for the Bruins.
So Nash isn't a center -- even better, without Krecji, we still have 4 centers on the team (Seguin, Bergeron, Kelly, Campbell). We have all been complaining about Lucic and Horton not quite cutting it. Nash could be the sniping right wing to play with Seguin that makes a very good line great. I think it is pretty much a fact that the Bruins are going to move a center in the next year or two with the development of Seguin and the fact that they can't/shouldn't pay their top 3 centers $5M+ a piece, especially when they have young talent coming up in the system that can play the third line center position for a much more affordable price.
At goalie, Rask has to be getting tired of being the odd man out and the fact is that he will have to DOMINATE to take the starting job away from Thomas this year, and maybe even next. From what I hear Khobodin (not sure how to spell it) may be the real deal as well which puts us in the fortunate positions to have three solid, starting NHL caliber goalies in the system. Not something a lot of teams can claim.
So here we are overstocked at both center and goalie positions for the future -- two positions that are very valuable in the trade market. If we get a chance to land Nash, a bonafide superstar, I'd have to say its not all that crazy. Otherwise, we wait until Rask requests a trade, or Khudobin decides to go to the KHL and we waste Bergeron as a $5M third line center starting next year.
You have to give to get and yet all the comments bashing this seem to think that either Colombus won't give up that much, or Boston shouldn't give up that much. Sounds to me like both teams giving up something of value in order to attain something of value.
Plus...for whoever said Nash would have to really "outscore Krecji", that shouldn't be hard given that Krecji averages less than 70 points per season. Clutch playoff performer, yes. PPG star of the league, nope, and probably never will be because he doesn't like to shoot