Re: Just A Thought..
posted at 2/21/2012 2:07 PM EST
In Response to Just A Thought..
[QUOTE]We all know and are aware there needs to be a few moves made to make another Stanley Cup Run. Without Horton & Peverley, we still maintain grit & hockey sense; but the speed & goals are sacrificed. I know alot of you don't want Nash to Boston.. citing the salary and what we have to give up to get him.. I get that too. Pickings are slim and teams like Winnepeg, etc are getting closer to making the playoffs which turns potential sellers into buyers. Sacrifices have to be made to beat out other teams. Taking all this into consideration; I have a feeling we are going to get another vision of PC nearly crying on NESN after the deadline passes because he couldn't execute a trade without the sacrifice, like what happened a few yrs back. So you have to ask yourself, for example if keeping a player like "Thomas" who has value, is worth keeping on the team until offseason and potentially not getting far into the playoffs. You ask me, in my very own opinion, no player aside from Seguin is worth that. You have to be able to take a gamble like Theo with trading Nomar. I have not heard that "Rask" was offered a contract extension. Maybe because they did & want to keep it hush-hush so mr.political doesn't get hurt. PC may also may know that Rask could possibly want to walk after the season to explore options.. Who knows? If he has such knowledge he is using that to his advantage so when he says no to potetial Rask trade suitors; that when crunch time comes, they don't ask for much more like Dougie H. I hope PC has the guts to make a move. I will always love the Bruins whether he does or not, but a trade or two is needed.
Posted by SoxRealist2[/QUOTE]
I don't think PC is lacking in the guts department. There is nothing that can be done to guarantee a long playoff run. Meaningful pieces coming in, usually dictates meaningful pieces going out. Many have suggested moving Krejcki(current playoff leading scorer). A smart GM must be convinced in his own mind, the player coming in, is an upgrade over the guy he's losing. If he isn't confident, the trade is dumb. Dealing for the sake of dealing is dumb.
The 2010 team was pretty close to the 11 team. After 2 straight years of underachieving, PC had the good judgement to "not" blow up the team. He massaged and tweaked it. He may well continue to do it. I hope he does. We can thank last years success, pretty much, to the fact that PC didn't over react to the outcomes in 09 and 10.
The Bruins are a good team. They\re not playing like it right now...but making a move based on current play pretty much guarantees it'll only get worse. Two thirds of their top right wingers are out. That is gonna hurt any team, at any time. Not an excuse, a fact.
All that really matters is staying ahead of Ottawa, chew time off the clock for another 3 weeks, and hope the team starts the playoffs healthy. I'd be surprised if there isn't a deal or 2, but won't be shocked if nothing happens. Like last year, a blockbuster isn't likely.