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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Recent Deals

Been busy as hell of late, just wanted to come back and give you my take on the recent trades.

Milan Jurcina to Washington for a 4th round pick. I look at this in two ways...1) The Bruins basically gave away a fairly good defenseman who had some potential, or 2) Cleared some cap space for a future move AND opened a roster spot for guys like Bobby Allen, Matt Lashoff and Mark Stuart. $500,000 may not seem like a lot of money, but it can be a big difference at the deadline.

Kris Vertseeg and a pick to Chicago for Brandon Bochenski. A steal. Chiarelli knows him from Ottawa and he was slated to be on the top line there until a shoulder injury sidelined him. 66 points, 33-33, in 35 games. At 24, he is yet to hit his prime. This guy is tearing it up in the AHL, and could be a star in the NHL. Versteeg was a leading scorer, but doesn't have the potential of Bochenski. Can't wait to see him play.


Blogger Latrappe said...

Two minors deal who doesn't have any effect on the team. This team need majors moves which doesn't mean that those moves have to be stupid. Jurcina for a 4th liner is not impressive and i would like to see the team evaluate properly their talents before sending them elsewhere.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Pekese said...

The reason why Jurcina was traded was because Chiarelli would have rather gotten a pick for him instead of trying to sneak him through waivers in an attempt to get him to Providence. It is very apparent the Bruin's organization loves Jason York ( for some very strange reason) and with that Jurcina had no where to go. They could have carried 7 defensemen on the roster but that would just add to the cap hit. The only moves Chiarelli could have made were waiving York or trading Jurcina. He made the later, which is stupid because Jurcina is 23 when York is what 100?

3:52 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

At least, too old to play in this new NHL.

4:37 PM  

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