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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Breaking Down the Deals

Petteri Nokelainen to the Anaheim Ducks for Steve Montador.

Great deal by the Bruins.  No it wasn't Pronger, Morris or Kaberle, but Montador is a tough customer.  He leads the Anaheim Ducks in PIM with 125, and he is a +14 on a defensively struggled Ducks team.  Montador has 4 goals and 16 assists for 20 points, making him the 3rd highest scoring Bruins defenseman behind Chara and Wideman.  Montador can play some wing as well and is a definite upgrade over Shane Hnidy and Matt Hunwick.  

Nokie was a decent checking line/4th line player, but his offense was going nowhere and he did not have a spot on the roster.  We also save 850k off the cap next season.  Montador makes 900k this season.

Matt Lashoff and Martins Karsums to Tampa Bay for Mark Recchi and a 2010 2nd round pick.

Recchi is the left-handed shot PC has been searching for since Sturm went down.  Recchi is having a solid season in Tampa Bay, even though he is 41.  He has 32 assists and 13 goals for 45 points.  Now, I know some people have issues with Lashoff going, but honestly he was the 22nd overall pick, and he wasn't showing much.  Hunwick is better than him and he did not have a spot on the team, not to mention his contract was up.  Karsums is nothing more than a 3rd line winger who did not have a spot on the team.  Karums for Recchi and Lashoff for a 2nd rounder that could be anywhere from 32-40.  

15 Comments:

Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

By trading all three, PC saved 2.5 million off next year's cap total. That gives him plenty of room with Axelsson, Hnidy and Fernandez off the books to re-sign Kessel, Krejci and Thomas.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the more I think about it, the more I like the recchi pick up.And BosBrn77 makes a good point.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no more axelsson on the powerplay

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope axe is done on the powerplay ..could recchi play iwth savard and kessel? i like lucic with bergeron n kobasew

3:37 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

Tampa just sent Eminger to the Panthers for Welch and a 3rd round pick.

Ducks send old friend Pahlsson to the Blackhawks, but it doesn't say for what.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chat on hockeyleaks says possiblity of Cole to bruins still there

3:45 PM  
Anonymous psands said...

i like the moves, but i will hate to see axe on the fourth line. if thats where he ends up, it will be a weak point in our lineup. they should just scratch axe. that is a soft fourth line that wont add energy to the team. at least bitz is big and looks threatening, even though he does not play that way.

but i do love the move by chia.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous psands said...

by the way i wonder if it pisses off eklund and the guy i hate the most, james murphey, that they dont get any of their trade perdictions right. they suck!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

I agree psands... Eklund and Murphey are like weathermen... they can screw their jobs up and still go to work the next day!!

McLaren goes to Philly for a 6th round pick.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

The Kings send O'Sullivan to the Hurricanes (not sure for who). Then the Hurricanes flip O'Sullivan to Edmonton. (For Cole?)

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Recchi is a natural RW with a left shot. Thoughts on him lining up on the LW?

4:01 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

Williams goes to the Kings for O'Sullivan,

I think with Recchi's experience, he could play either wing. I think the biggest upside is his veteran leadership and gritty playing style. Someone in a past post wondered about swapping Kessel for RW to LW. Why not try it with either Kessel.... or Kobasew. Makes for interesting lines.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous BosBrn77 said...

TSN just reported... cole to the Hurricanes for O'Sullivan.

Looks like Boston is most likely done if Cole was the last thread hanging.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous MC Puck said...

Great job by PC to add some really great roll players to a team that couldn't afford to lose it's core. He definitly got a great, physical guy in Montador, and Recchi is one of the best guys in the NHL and he still performs at a high level. I give PC a B+ (up from a B- earlier ;)

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ill tell ya what. Montador sure can LOSE a fight.

11:24 PM  

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