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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Eklund Rumors

From the past week or so...

Derek Morris (e2)...Morris is an offensive defenseman who can man the PP. He is a top 4 guy. He makes 3.9 this season and 3.95 next season, cap hit is 3.917. I don't see the fit unless we trade Aaron Ward. Wideman could be as good as Morris if he steps his game up. Morris's cap hit seems a little high to absorb with the B's having under 2 million in cap space.

Interest in Patrick Marleau...This one has been rumored for some time. I think Marleau's name was accidently whited out in the JT deal, so he should be a Bruin. His cap hit is 4.5 million. He is a poor man's franchise player. Bruins already have 3000 centers in Savard, Bergeron, Mowers, Kessel, and now Soderberg. I don't see it happening unless again we deal Ward and Kobasew.

Interest in Mike Cammalleri...I don't get this one either. Why would LA even trade him. We'd probably have to deal our top prospects and Kobasew. LA has plenty of cap space and they have a 2 year ruling on him. He'll probably get around 3.5 in arbitration. LA also doesn't need any defenseman with Blake, Stuart, Visnovsky, and Preissing. Don't see why LA would trade him.

Interest in Envir Lisin...The fastest skater in the world from Russia. Don't know what Phoenix would want, but I am guessing this guy gets paid in Russia and doesn't want to go to Phoenix. He would be sick to have with Kessel in the future.

Interest in Eric Lindros...B's almost signed him last offseason. I'll sign him 1 year at 500-650 k. He can still score, and hell, I am a little addicted to "sexy names". Lindros would fit well on the PP and the B's need as much scoring as they can. If he will accept under 1 million, I'd take the chance.

9 Comments:

Blogger Latrappe said...

As i said, elsewhere, Lashoff is a better and cheaper option then Morris ( aside the experience ). According to all reports, Lashoff is very, very close from the NHL and bringing Morris at 3.8 + 3.9 for the next season would be a mistake roster and cap wise.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Morris's numbers, but I really feel like we have defensive talent to bring up. If it appears we need defensive help, there is Mark Stuart, Bobby Allen, and if we need offensive, there is Lashoff. Hopefully Wideman can do some growning up on this young team.

Marleau - sure, he's good, but I'm not sure he fits this team. Seems like a consolation to me. Maybe I never give him the credit he deserves, but it seems like he won't produce the way he has been in any other situation.

Cammalleri - Sorry guys, he's not going anywhere. His rumors are the product of his agent trying to bump up his value.

Lisin - Don't know anything about him, but speed is never a bad thing.

Lindros - ummm, whatever. If we can pin down that talent for a year at cheap money, why the hell not? Not really a guy you can count on to log a lot of minutes or games, but maybe he is the name we need to sign to compete with the Celtics signings.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Pekese said...

I'm all for signing Lindros at a low cap hit. Imagine a lineup like this:

Lindros-Savard-Murray
Sturm-Bergeron-Kobasew
Schaefer-Kessel-Bochenski
Reich/Axelsson-Thompson-Thornton

bye bye Mark Mowers. Line combos would vary obviously, but I still feel the Bruins need another offensive threat on this team, but I wouldn't be suprised if the they didn't add anyone else before the season starts.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I would take Lindros as well. He cant come too expensive, and he played pretty damn well until he got hurt last year. We at least need a vet center (size would be nice) but I think we really need another scoring winger.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

In this cap era, you have to spend wise. I don't how Lindros would help this team since he will spend, at least, 15-20 games on the DL. The B's doesn't have the cap to sign and doesn't need him. If the B's need something, that's a stay-at-home D. Our offense is respectable and will be more productive because Julien will let them use their creativity.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the B's have Latrappe's stay at home D-man in Mark Stuart. I am not against signing a guy like Lindros just for the hell of it. However, I don't think that the addition of Lindros will make us a contender this year. He certainly isn't a long-term signing, so it may be better to keep a little wiggle room in the cap so we can afford to introduce some younger guys to the big leagues on a rolling basis.

I guess it's a choice between a big sexy name this year and prepping for the future... either side has its ups and downs.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lindros is a big cry baby, and should not b signed by da bruins.why waste cap space on damaged goods?he's only good for the first half,then his injuries send him out for the year.complete waste o loot...

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lidros a sexy name? lol he is all washed up...

8:07 PM  
Anonymous xpunkrockelvisx said...

He is absolutely washed up, but the majority of the people that aren't paying attention now, and that we'd like to resume paying attention, haven't watched since the lockout. These people will at least recognize Lindros's name and be intrigued. Still, probably not a great signing, but if we were a team with a little wiggle in the budget it would at least get the sports talk guys off the piece of crap Celtics for 30 seconds out of the 3 minutes every hour that they aren't talking about baseball or football.

7:55 AM  

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