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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Rumors Swirling

In today's Globe, reports are out that the Bruins are VERY interested in Evgeni Nabakov. I don't know if I'd want a 5+ million a year goaltender, but he could become back to his former self and be awesome. I am not sure yet if I'd like this deal.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

todays globe also said the bruins have about 225,000 in cap room...i assume this means you do not get relief from zhamnov until he has not played a number of games.....

that being said you would need to trade a player or two making more than 5 million in return for nabby...this team can not afford to trade away 5 million in talent...when goal tending is not the problem... chiarelli indicated this in the very same article...he is shopping for offense...and i assume this means he will not be shopping his top 6 players. if he makes a move i predict a prospect (could they be showcasing lashoff?) for a proven scoring threat. lashoff and a pick might get you a 27 year old 30 goal scorer who is disgruntled (please not samsanov tho)

neb

5:10 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Well, J-S Giguere is an option, at less than 4m a season. Nabakov is too pricey IMO.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe good in the long term, but if they trade a goal scorer for him then kiss any hope of making the playoffs this year goodbye.

Personally, I think they need a gritty left winger with a scoring touch. Their only goaltending problem is that the "buzz" from the know-it-alls around the league who weigh in on every team despite not really following them, look at the names and scratch their heads. Both these goaltenders have proved themselves last year. It's a pity more of the people running the organization today weren't around to see it and that others have such short memories.

My God, it's the new NHL. You can't expect to win many games 2-1! They need to score more. Pure and simple. Trade away some offense and they'll be losing games 2-1. So what?

Greg

5:50 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

It would be a mistake to let go Lashoff since he showed great composure in the last two games. If Chiarelli want to let go Alberts, Jurcina or Mark Stuart; i would agree. The only way Boston could get Nabokov would be in a trade involving Murray. SJ is deep on the offense and i don't think that SJ want to pay 4 per for a 3rd liners....

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think the goaltending is the problem. Yes they have played poorly for the majority of the games. But i think its just a lack of offense. bergeron, boyes, kessel have chances but arent scoring. If they can turn it around we actually might be fine with Thomas or Toivonen as long as we can get 3-4 goals a night. I hope lewis puts sturm-bergeron-boyes back together when sturm gets healthy and moves kessel down with savard and murray, but it doesnt seem likely.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous mack said...

Ya, the goaltending has been more unlucky, than bad I would say. With the exception of Toivonen against Buffalo, that was flat out bad. They've both had their fair share of unlucky bounces, deflections and poor defensive play in front of them. Thomas was spectacular against Ottawa, and I think from here on in, he'll be a more dependable goalie. The defense is banged up, but they too are now starting to get some chemistry and look better. It's too early to make any big moves. I like they way Neb thinks. Deal some young talent for a proven scorer if anything at all. But I would give the B's a few more games before I'd pull the trigger.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

225,000 is not a lot. Chiarelli will have to be very creative to make a trade; whatever if it's goaltending or offense.

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our cap situation is very bad. Right now were at 42,188,800. Thats not including Kessels' incentives(but does include his 850,000 contract) who can (If im correct)can make up to 3Mil this season. Also that does not include Lashoff. Not sure how he counts against the cap, especially if he gets sent down. So if we get a goalie Murray or Savard look like the ones going back because of the salaries.

1:49 PM  

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