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Friday, February 01, 2008

Forsberg Sweepstakes

First it was Scott Neidermayer coming back to the Ducks. Then it was Selanne returning to Anaheim as well. In the third installment of "Let me take the first half of the season off to ponder life and return to a team that can compete," sweepstakes, Peter Forsberg is now the catch of the day. Anyone would agree that this guy, when healthy, is one of the elite hockey players in the world. However, he's been hampered with injuries for years and who knows if he can ever return to his cup winning ways during his Avalanche days.

For what it's worth, the Bruins should make a serious run at this guy. Think about it, with both Bergeron and Fernandez out of the picture on LTIR, they have plenty of money, and more, to pay for a half season's worth of service for this guy. I'm speaking under the assumption that Forsberg is looking for a one season type deal and show his stuff in the hope that he can sign long-term afterwards. However, if he's looking for a multi-year deal, Chiarelli can't run away from this guy fast enough.

Now, under my first assumption, it's a low risk, high reward type signing if they can pull it off. Low risk because it's only for a half season and not a lot of money, and, high reward if this guy can actually produce. Wouldn't it be a nice sight if the assist machine Marc Savard had a pure goal scorer like Peter Forsberg on his side?

I know it's wishful thinking and just food for thought, but I figured I'd throw it out there.

Quick Thoughts
  • Even though the B's played like crap for a period and a half (almost two) last night, it was still a huge win on the road against the Senators
  • Glen Murray has now missed 17 games, this guy is literally turning into dead weight around the Garden. I understand hip flexor injuries can take some time, but this is ridiculous
  • Congrats to Glen Metropolit on his 100th point the other night, now there's a feel good story of coming out of nowhere in life to make something of yourself
  • Not everything is positive, NESN's commerical spoofs on the McDonalds "I'm into nuggets y'all," are the worst thing I have ever heard. Clearly those two guys had to be paid a lot of money to make such fools of themselves.


Anonymous bIRDMAN2403 said...

Couldn't disagree more !! FORSBERG is a bum !! He is old and washed up. That same plan was awesome for Nashville, wasn't it....not !! We need to look elsewhere...HOSSA !!

4:31 PM  
Anonymous PJ said...

Forsberg is NOT the answer for the B's. Birdman's right reintroduce Mr. Hossa to Mr. Savard!

5:16 PM  
Blogger dave said...

I think its a great idea but there is no chance of it occuring. I don't think Forsberg would want to come to Boston when he could go to a favored cup contender. As much as i would love to see a big trade for a player like Hossa the Bruins would give up a lot of young talent. At least with Forsberg all you lose is money and he may play great.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Federko said...

Bs are better off waiting until the off season and signing some free agent talent. Forsberg is a waste of $$.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting Marian Hossa would cost either high draft picks, top prospects or decent players. None of which is worth losing to free agency in the summer.

9:53 PM  
Blogger dave said...

Who cares if its a possible waste of money? They have the cap room to spend so why not? Having the cap room and not using it is the true waste. Its not like its your money, if it can help the team go for it.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like those ads

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the redwing game tonight we do need some one the can get the team some goals, Chara took another bad penaltie and that took the steam out of the bruins they where having a good game until then. Here I go again trade chara!!!!

10:14 PM  
Blogger McKeon said...

I'm sorry, I don't care who you are, you don't trade your captain mid-season...unless it is a bourque/sundin situation. Trading your captain away when you are in the thick of a playoff hunt shows instability to the fans and to the players. Chia would be stupid to trade away chara.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous bIRDMAN2403 said...

If you are refering to the hooking was one of those "good ones to take". Datsyuk is killer in that area.
I'm getting nervous that P.C. is not going to make any moves by the 26th. We need another scoring forward. I know it's easy to just sit here and say that, but I hope he is really trying. This team is close, with a few bounces tonight, it could have been different. I know the Cup is probably not a reality...but a few rounds is not out of the question !! Come on P.C !!

12:20 AM  
Blogger JHa said...

It is a ridiculous idea to suggest that Chara should be traded. The defense is finally starting to get shored up this season. Trading your best D man, as well as your captain, would make no sense whatsoever.

Chiarelli has openly stated to the media that he's on the look for a scoring forward at the deadline.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Federko said...

Chara has no trade clause. End of story. As much as I like Kessel, he is really getting pushed around out there and still tries to do too much dipsy-doodling and turns over the puck.

If the Bs can trade him for a top 4 forward with a few years left on his contract I say do it.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

once again, this site has been weak. I'm surprised all the regualars haven't rebelled and made their own...

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

forsberg a pure goal scorer? whateva...this guy can/t even get 30...pure goal scorer...more lime pure washed up,B's don't waste ur time on damaged goods. this 2008not 1998......

7:02 PM  
Anonymous growapairanonymous said...

hey anonymous...if you have such a problem with this site why dont you go make your own instead of bitching about it constantly

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

2005-2006: GP:60 Points:75

With Flyers GP:40 Points: 40
With Predators GP: 17 Points 15

Is he on the down swing? yes, but still very effective

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd wait another year on Kessel. He can only get better and has another year on his entry level contract. It's not costing the Bruins a whole lot to keep him around...

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Birdman2403 said...

Before I start, I love the Bruins and always will. And I'm not jumping ship after a loss but here is what I see.....take it for what it's worth.

1) They are starting to look like a group that is happy with the improvement from last year and that's good enough.

2) Tonight (and Friday) are massive games. Tonight they looked like a pre-season team at best.

3) It's time to make a trade and shake things up...

- SCHAEFER: 2 points in his last 10, and truly looks like he would rather be doing something else
- KESSEL: I know he's young, blah blah. This is crunch time and he doesn't seem to like getting his nose dirty. Great speed and scores some great goals, however most of his rush's end up no where and he lacks in our own end.

If you want to get something in return, you have to give something up...and Kessel may be that guy ???

The good thing is tonight all the other Eastern teams lost too.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kessels cap hit is 2.2 million def not worth it

10:02 PM  
Blogger Federko said...

My thoughts exactly Birdman. You have to give something to get something and Kessel has not played like a first round pick and is showing why he slipped to #5. If there is a taker for these two I say package them up and ship them out for a legitimate #4 forward from a non-playoff team hoping to shed some salary.

Last nights loss sucked (still feeling the sting from the Pats loss in the SB) and I really want this team to do SOMETHING this year.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Federko said...

Jokinen sure would look nice is a Bs uniform. He has 2 more years on his contract and FL is looking to move him. How about Kessel, Schafer and 1-2 prospects? The baby Bs are stacked with talent.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Birdman2403 said...

I do like Jokinen,,,,but I would stop at Kessel and Schaefer !!

6:12 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

I would do Schaefer, a prospect and a pick of Jokinen.

A lot of people keep saying that we should move Kessel. I totally disagree with that move. We are talking about a kid who is only in his second year with us. One that fought off cancer last year, and is still playing well on a defensive minded coach's team. Just because he didn't explode out of the gate like Crosby, doesn't mean he is a failure. When Murray gets back, I would like to see Kessel kept on the top line with Savard and Murray. Either that or play him with Kobasew. But with out question, do not give up on him yet. He has the speed, skill, and talent to come back and haunt us like Cam Neely did to the Canucks!!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kessel is already planning what team is next he has no intention of staying in Boston.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did whoever that runs this die? or in a coma maybe?

4:48 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

What source do you have for Kessel wanting to leave anonymous?

6:09 PM  
Anonymous john said...

kessel has hands of stone . he is awful and continues to miss open nets

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Matt, is it time to jump back on the Tim Thomas hater's wagon. Tim Thomas is terrible and his numbers are a fluke. To the NHL, he may look solid, but watching him on a nightly basis makes me cringe at every shot he faces and then I ususally throw up in my mouth after every back-breaking, terribly weak goal he gives up. He sucks and the Bruins will never be any kind of threat until they land a reasonably solid netmeinder. I can't fuckin stand watching him play anymore!

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Birdman2403 said...

Hey anonymous....if Thomas makes you puke, Kessel and Ferrence must want to make you stab yourself in the eyes !! Thomas, yes was horrible tonight, but I think he's allowed 1 bad one here and there. Savard sucked tonight too !!!


This team needs a good shake up, stop counting down the days P.C....PULL THE TRIGGER !!

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Gonzo78 said... totally hit the nail with unloading shaeffer and ference...but the Bruins are not going to get what they need for those two guys. I was thinking os sending Kessel down to Providence until he grows up and becomes a bit more responsible in his own end, but I think he is worth more in the long run if he was traded.

And I don't think Forsberg is a bum, but he is a very bad fit for the Bruins. I think the bruins need a guy who is experienced and can lead and push some guys. Any suggestions on who that might be?

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh cool, this new post is terrific!

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas will never take the Bruins to the promise land. Fans who think that the guy can do this better watch real #1 goaltender. Too bad that Thomas seems to have a night off when it count the most.

Some fans heard Thomas sing:

I wish i were a #1 goaltender
That is what I'd tru-ly like to be
'cause if I were a #1 goaltender
Ev-ery one would be in love with me.

9:48 PM  
Blogger McKeon said...

you're retarded. the b's would be in the basement of the whole conference without him.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous BIRDMAN2403 said...

No kidding McKeon !! Yet another anonymous that knows hockey....NOT !!

10:30 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...


I think that both position have a legitimate point. For fans who look at this season and a, 8th spot playoffs chasing; Thomas is the real deal.

But, for fans who look long term and want more then an 8th playoffs chasing, Thomas is not the guy. Some fans seems to be excited by Thomas season ( that's their right ) but i don't think he's the real deal. #1 keeper have the ability to win important matchup and Thomas, like onr of the anonymous stated, have the bad habit to take a night off in game who should have been won ( games against Montreal and Florida are a good example of this ).

That's something you can't afford in the playoffs where any mistakes can be a costly one. It doesn't mean that the guy doesn't deserve credit for his work. It only mean that a #1 keeper should have the ability to bring you to the promise land which i don't think Thomas can do.

Anyhow, the bottom line is to win a championship and the Bruins are not close to this. Keeping Thomas as their #1 keeper won't improve their chances. It start with goaltending and will always be...

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

I read in the Globe today Fernandez may return this year.

11:07 AM  
Blogger McKeon said...

Hey everyone, I wanted to let you all know that I have formed my own Bruins blog. I hope you all come and view it and comment as you do here. I mean no disrespect to Matt and the rest of the writers here and I hope we can be partner blogs (if that makes sense) of some kind. I love to write and the Bruins are a major passion of mine and that is why I started this. The site is

I plan on posting AT LEAST once a day on material that makes Bruins headlines.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks in advance,


11:23 AM  
Anonymous LazyB said...

This site used to be good, now it isn't. JHa is the only good writer, and the only one that posts. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

I'm going to SpokedB from now on.

Your former reader,


9:33 PM  

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