Re: Who can the Bruins use out of this list: Trade deadline
posted at 1/31/2011 1:23 PM EST
So this is the exciting part of the year where everyone throws in an idea of who we will add to win the cup or make us better. Fact is, PC is a "smart" GM and the guys around him know.
On paper, adding Tomas Kaberle would be a big addition. We've had trouble getting the puck out of our zone, but when we do we get chances. Why will we get him? Because Burke will lose him this summer with nothing to show for him. Why we won't? Burke can't make Toronto worse - to make Boston's pick better. Mark my word, Kaberle will be a Bruin by July 2. He's a UFA, would love to come to Boston, east coast, contender, play with Chara and excel under Julien. In a month, you might see Wheeler, Ryder and Hamill for Kaberle.
What we really need - and management hopes it comes from internal growth, is that sniper who we can depend upon to score timely goals. We just don't have one. We have a bunch of good scorers who pitch in from time to time, but get cold and hot as the year rolls on. Used to be Neely, they tried Stevens, Tocchet, Kristich, Guerin, Murray, Samsonov, Kessel - and now it's Horton. At the beginning of the year, he was on pace for 40+ goals, now he should finish around 30. Once he starts scoring, they'll start going in. But still, we can't trhow him out there and expect something to happen. Problem is - there are no snipers to get. True snipers. Not Tnaguay or Arnott - snipers. Nice feed from Krejci who roofs it from anywhere.
No more B type players as they won't add anything. We have depth and now we need precision.
Regarding Savard, if I was PC I would tell him to stay home and we can talk in March. I think the Engelland? hit (Penguin) rattled him and he didn't say anything and the next bump cost him. He's trying too hard IMO. Julien should do what he did for Bergie, plant Savard on the third line with Seguin. Coach Seguin and make Savvy work his way back up.
Bruins will make the playoffs and get to the EC Finals. Don't see them just yet making it to finals or winning the cup. Julien has them on a tight leash. I am really hoping for a Philly/Boston EC Final, right after we sweep Subban and Price.