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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Schaefer in, Donovan out

The B's acquire Peter Schaefer from the Sens in exchange of Shoan Donovan.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=213812&hubname=

Latrappe's take: A good trade for the B's who acquired a solid 2nd-3rd line player. A good defensive player who will not hurt you when he's on the ice. His +59 record is a good indication in that regard. Donovan never lived to the expectations ( as a 3rd liner ) and a change of scenary is a good thing for him. Downside: Schaefer still have 3 years on his contract.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Schaefer is a much better fit into the holes we have. He has played with some elite players in Ottawa. They were not his regular line, but he proved to be able to play with the likes of Comrie, Spezza, and Alfredsson. He is a more natural goal scorer than Donovan, but just as capable, if not more, on defense. Donovan is good, but he was one of many grinders. I think he will fit well in Ottawa, so this is a good move all around.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Sask Bruins fan said...

No downside here as we get a player who likes to hit AND can score, while not forgetting there is two ends of the rink (backchecks).

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great trade. someone take mowers for a bag of pucks

11:48 AM  
Anonymous bosbruin said...

FINALLY, something to look forward to with this team!!

12:20 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

For the money, energy and grit, Mowers is a good 4th line player. Try watching.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. No reason to deal Mowers now that Donovan is gone. This deal really made sense to both clubs. Ottawa got to dump some salary, and we were willing to take it in order to land a guy that isn't just a hard-worker. Talent counts for a little too.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

try watching?? what are you talking about? Mowers has 0 "grit" or "energy" I agree the money is short and he has valuable experience etc.. but if you are going to keep him and make a case at least point out some defensive capabilities. I'd rather bring up Thompson or Walter in his place. KRecji is no fourth line center but will prob have some place on the big club

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

krejci has no role on the big club anymore. all roster spots are secured unless one of the top 3 center men goes down. thats the only way were seeing him this season

1:48 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

try watching?? what are you talking about? Mowers has 0 "grit" or "energy" .I'd rather bring up Thompson or Walter in his place. KRecji is no fourth line center but will prob have some place on the big club.

I agree. A 4th line spot might the best way to develop Walter or Thompson. They did the same thing with Thornton the first year and the result was good.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's taken me all day to decide that this is one of those trades that at first glance is probably win-win and helped out by the PC-Ottawa connection.
Sens needed to dump salary to deal with their stars. Shaefer was expendable b/c Vermette is waiting in the wings. (Bryan Murray's statement during morning conference all, not mine). Donovan is an ideal pickup for low cost. Ottawa has the flash abd needs role players. Shean fits that bill.
The Bs, as someone correctly pointed out on this site, have a logjam of low-end forwards and could part with any one - or two - of them. Donovan was picked b/c he could get Shaefer, who addresses the shortage of left wings on the team. In all fairness, Shaefer is and will continue to be the better player of the two that were traded today, that's why he's got the bigger salary.
Good pick up for the Bs, likewise for Sens.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Rodrigues said...

["I agree. A 4th line spot might the best way to develop Walter or Thompson. They did the same thing with Thornton the first year and the result was good. "]

I would like to see Thompson get a shot at that 4th line in Boston. I have been watching him in Providence and he has some Grit, and isnt afraid to get pissed...my only fear is SBS (Shawn Bates Syndrome). Sometimes they put these guys on the fourth line and expect them to do well and mature into scorers. I dont understand this theory because if you are surrounding a guy with 4th line tallent you are not giving him a chance to score as often as if you were to put him with two guys who can actually score on a consistant basis. Nate can score but at the same time when he is around players that are not helping he can slip very quickly into the lets break stuff mentality.

8:14 PM  

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