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Sunday, November 05, 2006


Fresh off the rumor mill.

-Bruins have inquired about Calgary's Roman Hamrlik.

-Kings are interested in Glen Murray, who has been put on the block by the Bruins.

-The Bruins have inquired about Nabakov and Toskala, but GM Doug Wilson has sent them away and won't deal them.

-Bruins have also inquired about Bryzgalov and Giguere.


Blogger Latrappe said...

If they can get ride of Murray's contract; they have to do it. The Ante for Nabokov or Giguere will up since lots of team need an upgrade on that position. I still think the B's had enough promising players to conclude a deal like that.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me that any trade for a goaltender would involve Thomas going the other way. He's playing well and he's inexpensive. And a team giving up a backup would likely want one in return. Toivonen is untradable at this point but worth holding on to because he has pptential. I'd send him to Providence.

I wouldn't do it though because the Bruins need all the forwards they can get. Despite not putting up big numbers, Glen Murray is playing very well and he gets better every game. What he's doing is important. We finally have a line that is working and he's on it. Why on earth would we want to ruin that?

11:27 AM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

Because you have to look at a longuer window here. Murray he's playing great hockey; there's no doubt about it. But the fact is that he will get older and slower. The best time to trade a player like Murray is when he have success. If the B's cannot trade him now, they will be stuck with his contract. Right now, it look worthwiled but it will not next year and the year after that. The B's need cap space even if Sturm, Primeau and B.Stuart will probably not be back and be so, free so cap space.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The best time to trade a player like Murray is when he have success"

Sure--if you don't have any plans on actually going to the playoffs and winning... I'd like to see that. Wouldn't you?

You can't just trade away good players in their prime just because they will oneday be past it!


3:48 PM  
Anonymous mack said...

They brought Savard in to be a set up man for Murray, and they're finally clicking. They should hold off for awhile before they swing any trades. They've looked good, the last few games. The T-Bay game shouldn't have been that close but Hannu "Swiss Cheese" Toivonen looked shakey again. P.S Latrappe, all players get older, not just Murray.

4:21 PM  
Blogger neb said...

ok latrappe - wrong again... a player playing like murray is worth his contract...and how can you possibly say how he will play the next two years? he is proven veteran who scores, which if you watch the games, is what this team has to blame for most losses so far this season - lack of scoring.

4:34 PM  
Blogger neb said...

you dangle your best players to get a feel for who is available....i do not think they can trade murray right now.

4:41 PM  
Blogger BomberDrz said...

Hamrlik? Two bad knees and too much money. The Bruins already have better Dmen then him. Last year tampa had the same problems the Bruins had questionable goaltending with a good overall team and the best they did was pick up Denis. The Bruins are against the cap and all other teams will try to take advantage of that in a trade trying to give $.50 on the dollar. Meaning we'll give you (insert other teams extra #1 goalie here) for Bergeron and a 1st rounder or we'll trade a goalie and take Murray for cap relief if you give us Boyes and Alberts. We need to stop thinking other teams will just give us what we need.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Last year tampa had the same problems the Bruins had questionable goaltending with a good overall team..."

Huh? Another person who apparently didn't pay any attention to the B's last year weighing in... The reality is just the opposite. The B's were held together by duct tape and two goaltenders standing on their heads during their most productive part of last year.

They couldn't score. They couldn't even begin to play proper defense. And yet, with that horrible team around them *both* goaltenders were able to shine. I think that says a lot about both of them. Anybody can play well with a great team inf ron of them. You wait: Thomas (and maybe even Toivanen) will get hot at some point and put on a real show for us this year too.


9:58 PM  
Blogger nash said...

Hey guys, first time blogger, so here goes. I see the potential of our team. Given time they will either "gel" or coach will need to do some surgery. The B's have the talent, last year proved it. They have a bonafide number one line of Ax-SAvvy-Muzz and a second line that just needs a game or two more together to get last year's magic back. Kessel's line will develop, it is a shame we don't have someone more explosive for him to play with, but, he also needs time to develop.

The defense looks as good as the "Bourque" years. I'm not saying Chara is Ray, I'm just looking at the depth and back then you had Ray, Glen, Don and co. "Z", Paul and Brad are not a bad core. The younger guys are starting to come around. I like what I see here too.

I think our goaltending is the issue. Timmy and Hannu are great, but, neither is a top starter, hence, why coach is back and forth with them trying to get them to compete for the job. I think that if by mid to late December if the funk hasn't left the net then the team should seriously consider a trade.

Who woudl they trade? Well the top line is doing it right now, adn I think they can keep things going for a few years to come. The bergy line if it can show it can click should do well, the only blemish is Sturmie's contract. If he did go Kessel could move up the ranks. The top three D are good.

I would actually dangle Kessel. I would want a starting goalie for him. Shocked? Should it be Murray first? I only have this to say... look at NYR and the fourty year old on the top line. I think Murray is getting better with age and he needs to retire a Bruin. I would get something for Kessel now and the team would be a more serious contender. We don't have a chance without a solid #1 goalie.

Lastly, what is going on with Zhamnov? Is the contract gone or not? If it goes than there is 4.1 million more to play with. That could go a long way toward a goalie or a big time player. If people insist on trading Murray... how about after Alex's contract is absorbed, we trade Murray to Philly for Forsberg?

Sorry to go on and on, I just had a lot to say I guess and wanted some questions answered...

Thanks for reading!

11:50 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Well Nash, Zhamnov's deal is off the books as of now, but he will be revaluated at the end of the season. As for trading Kessel, no. He is only 18 and has shown a brilliant mind in offensive skills. But I agree with your thought on Kessel's line. They need some better scoring. If you can acquire a "Mark Recchi" type veteran to play with him, that would be outstanding. I say Mark Recchi because of last year with Carolina. It is all about depth chart. As for goaltending, I would like to see JS Giguere, he looks like his old self this season and his contract isn't unpalatable.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Everyone look, if you can score 27 goals have that be an "off year", your a damn good player.

7:59 AM  
Blogger BomberDrz said...

"Last year tampa had the same problems the Bruins had questionable goaltending with a good overall team..."
Greg, What I meant to say was that Bruins problem THIS year was the same as Tampa's last year.
Another person who apparently didn't pay any attention to the B's last year weighing in...
I watched 70 games on TV and went to 6 the only games I didn't see were the ones on OLN. So yeah I paid attention and do know what I'm talking about I'm just a lousy writer.
I've said all along to be patient and good things will happen Hannu is a future #1 goalie who hasn't played much since January and is playing with a pretty much new team in front of him so his success won't be over night.

4:28 PM  
Blogger TreeBob said...

You need elite writing skillz if you want to comment on this blog, write latrappe and neb...


4:52 PM  
Blogger TreeBob said...

Hell I can't even spell right "write"!

6:57 PM  

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