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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Back, so what happened to the Bruins?

Yeah its been a few months, but hey I am back after a while away from the blog.  So what happened in those few months?  Celtics are 1 win way from another championship and o yeah, the Bruins made some moves...

Resigned Chuck Kobasew to a 3 year deal worth 7 million dollars.  Another great signing, which will hopefully in a few years he will be underpaid.  Kobasew scored 20+ goals this year in an injury plagued season to some degree.  If he can stay healthy, he showed us he could score 30 goals.  Kobasew has a knack for the net and is a gritty forward.  I thought he could have gotten more, but injuries may have brought down his price.  

Resigned Aaron Ward to a 2 year deal wort 5 million dollars.  A great move.  We all wanted Ward back, whether it was a 1 or 2 year deal.  Most people thought Ward would get 3 million or possibly a little bit more, but by adding a 2nd guaranteed year, the Bruins were able to dilute the cap hit to 2.5 million from his 2.75 previous seasons salary.  Ward will anchor this relatively young defensive corp and hopefully pot a few gamewinning goals like last year.

Traded Jonathan Sigalet to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Matt Marquardt.  Sigalet was a promising defenseman in Providence, but he would have had to wait a while to play up here, and defense isn't an issue for us.  Marquardt is a huge forward with some offensive upside.  It remains to be seen if he plays for the big club next year, but it was a fair trade for both teams.

Announced Blake Wheeler will sign with the team.  Probably the most exciting news in a long time.  Wheeler, the former Gopher and 5th overall pick of the Coyotes, will likely sign a 2 year deal with the Bruins on July 1st.   Wheeler is a very talented player who can score.  It isn't known if he will play with the team this year, but either way he adds scoring to this team which we need.  More importantly, it shows players want to play here.  Wheeler could have picked any 30 NHL teams, but chose Boston because of the promising youth we have.  After missing out on Fabian Brunnstrom, Wheeler is a nice compensation.  

8 Comments:

Anonymous mook said...

i still think muzz will blast-in 30 goals this year...no kidding.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous mook said...

best news of the day: Glenn Healy is leaving TSN. this guy was a mediochre goalie in the league, and he was even worse as a broadcaster. i'm glad i never have to hear his "insight" ever again. now let's dump McGuire...

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello again from michigan, MOOK! well said! this guy is a really a loser!!! and also I say keep muzz for the last year I also think he can still bring-it. plus show the kid's some things. this team is right there just make it better! everone thought I was nuts a few months ago when I said they would make the playoffs. I have been around to long. We are just 1 or 2 players away.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous vince m said...

Just wondering if anyone has heard any rumors or if the Bruins might land a free agent or make any trades? Any word on Hossa?

vince m

9:26 PM  
Blogger Walshie said...

yea Blake Wheeler, he's a free agent, that's why it was posted. Hossa got offered a contract by Pittsburgh. Also look for Ryan Malone will sign or get dealt to Columbus.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Wheeler is a great depth signing, and could be popping in 30 goals with a B's jersey by the 09-10 season.

Someone else can take Hossa's 35 goals and 7.5 million cap hit.

You know what Mook? I think Glenn can score 30 again as well. Especially if its rumored he will go down to providence. Watch a fire get lit under his ass if that scenario becomes more and more likely.

I'll keep Muzz over Manny any day. He is a Bruin.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Glenn Healy can go and get hit by a truck.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous mook said...

contract years never disappoint! i've never heard of this wheeler though...but sounds promising.

5:29 PM  

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