Monday, October 23, 2006

Amidst the chaos, trade rumors

Well some of us here might back Toivonen and some of us might back Thomas, but after a 2-4-1 start to the season, trade rumors are circulating that the Bruins might not be backing either and could be looking to trade for the Shark's Evgeni Nabokov, possibly for Glen Murray.

Apparently, people must think the Bruins don't feel they were raped enough by the Sharks in the Thornton deal last year.

Look, I have nothing against Nabokov, it's just that the bulk of the blame for the Bruins goaltending problems this year needs to be placed on the poor play of the supporting cast. Thomas and Toivonen can only be expected to work so many miracles.

I can't see this rumor as being legit. Acquiring Nabokov for Murray would create a glut of goaltenders (assuming one isn't involved in the deal) while also sapping the team of it's best goal scorer. And if you can't stop the puck from going in the net, the last thing you want to do is trade away the guy who can at least even the score on the other end of the ice.

I ain't buying this one.

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Blogger jimbuff said...

I heard a rumor on Thurs. that Murray might be on the blocks but never posted it because at the time I thought it was crap.

10:22 a.m., October 23, 2006  
Blogger Latrappe said...

Cap wise, that trade would make sens for SJ. I don't buy for a second that SJ would not LOVE to get ride of Nabakov hefty salary. Even if they would trade for Murray, Thomas and a draft pick; they would save 750,000 on the cap per years.

10:21 a.m., October 24, 2006  
Blogger TreeBob said...

Well if a goalie was going to go I am sure it would be Thomas. I can still like him from afar...

No way Nabokov is worth Thomas Murray and a drft pick. Something would have to come this way as well.

6:50 p.m., October 24, 2006  

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