Saturday, April 14, 2007

next years line up, what do you do?

so these are the guys we have or will have with no trades and the assumed signing of the rfa's at some assumed prices.

~41 million committed. essentially the same team.

if there are any cap experts out there i think zhamnov counts against the cap until he fails this falls physical? can anyone confirm? so with him that would bring you to 45 million with a projected 48 ceiling (until the failed physical when you would then get to spend zhamnov's money). i think with some juggling this means you have about 3-5 million to spend this summer with 3 being the safer bet.

that said i would personally like to pick up drury from this years ufa class. if you get him or a similar forward this means you need to drop or not sign or waive or several of the previous, one of the guys listed in the sheet above.

for drury i would definatly drop mowers or donovan or chistov and i have not brought reich back in that sheet, which is something i think they should also probalby do....

what do you guys think?

who goes when you go out and get who?


Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

I think we should try to hang on to guys like Mowers, Donovan, and Reich, paritularly after giving up Premeau. Those kinds of guys are important to a team, paricularly come playoff time. So I think we should keep two of the three.

On the other hand, this lineup is really unbalanced! I think the world of PJ, but he should be on the third line. But then who do you put him with? It seems that PC is going after three scoring lines.

If you look at what the Bruins have too much of, it's speedy gritless forwards. So I'd be willing to give up Chistov in a second.

I've already said what I think they need on my blog: a gritty power left winger for the first line. Unfortunately Drury shoots right. In the old days there were more left shooters than right. But that doesn't seem to be true anymore. Even my kids both shoot right. Aside from the fact that Americans seem to tend to the right more, what's up with that?

12:57 p.m., April 14, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that line up looks pretty good, we would have good players on at least three of those lines, tooo bad Lewis wouldnt do that ..

5:13 p.m., April 16, 2007  
Blogger Russ said...

Left shooters were more common because traditionally Canadian kids were taught to keep their dominant hand on the butt end/top of the stick in order to better stickhandle one-handed. Since there's more righties in the world, that meant more left shots. However, nowadays kids are just grabbing the stick however they feel comfortable and the trend has been to put the more powerful hand on the shaft, probably to get more shot power.

*NOTE* this is based on memory and hearsay from talking with former major junior and senior league players, but I did see a survey by a stick manufacturer (Sherwood?) a few years ago that noted that right shot stick sales in the US are something like 70% higher than in Canada and Europe.

12:49 p.m., April 17, 2007  
Blogger President of Bruins Nation said...

Your forward lines good. I would rather Tenkrat in for Chistov though. And reich as a healthy scratch in case the team isn't fighting enough.

I would make the D lines
Ference-Ward (Stay at home shot blocker with a speedy tough defensemen)
Lashoff-Allen (third line, not scratched)
Wideman-Stuart=Providence or Trade

4:59 p.m., April 18, 2007  
Blogger neb said...

chistov is signed, tenkrat is if you sign tenkrat and riech...then two from that line up come out... chistov is then a scratch (but on the books) and ? mowers or kalus??

does wideman have options?? he is susposed be lashoff with some nhl experience....

i think lashoff might end up getting another year in providence honing his game... or get called up when a d gets hurt.

allen also is not signed - but if he will go for a cheap two way contract grab him up.

6:39 p.m., April 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we should try to hang on to guys like Mowers, Donovan, and Reich, paritularly after giving up Premeau. Those kinds of guys are important to a team, paricularly come playoff time. So I think we should keep two of the three.

A combined -33 and these guys are important to the team?. Nice joke !

9:52 a.m., April 19, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

I don't post here so I can be ridiculed by some anonymous jerk!

11:24 a.m., April 19, 2007  
Blogger neb said...

number 4 i let through your post because i tend to agree with it. but that said, i do not want this blog to become a place were we insult each other, because we cant agree to disaggree.

to everyone:
differences of opinion are great - its what i love about bruins blogging. trying to convince people of my view (including myself)is what i find enjoyable. but anonomously trashing somebodies opinion is just a jerky thing to do. that said, calling somebody a jerk will not be tolerated moving foward.

both of you could have made your points better and it is what is expected of you.

why do i expect this of you? because bruins fans are the the smartest group of fans anywhere... or at least thats my hope!

12:18 p.m., April 19, 2007  
Blogger neb said...

to anon.

im going to assume your -33 is correct.

that is over a combined 186 games.

this means that every 5.6 games one of these guys is on the ice for one more goal against than for.

with me so far?

they each can only be 1 sixth responible for this negative, because they are playing with 5 other guys.

so i would agrue that these guys "cost" you a goal every 30 or so games.

so i agree guys like this can be valuable in the playoffs. because on the positive side they bring an energy that a club can use as and example for its "talent".

if joe thornton played with the heart of a mark mowers he never would have been traded and he would have brought this team to a stanely cup by now. the combination of heart and talent is rare and special in this game you can not just wipe away the value of your heart guys without this blogger calling you on it.

12:41 p.m., April 19, 2007  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

Sorry neb, I'm having a rather bad day. I should havge just let it go.

Regardless, I do not feel that anonymously referring to someone's opinion as "a joke" is a reasonable way to start a discussion, and given my experience with the sort of person who thinks that's ok, I doubt very much that a reasonable discussion would ensue, no matter what my response.

Anyhow, here's a good joke for you Mr. anonymous: Bergeron and Sturm combined for -52. Let's get rid of them while we are at it!

12:57 p.m., April 19, 2007  
Blogger TreeBob said...

This is to Anonymous Latrappe. Why do you and Pekese feel the need to come here and insult people. The fact that we know who you are shows you that we are obviously of a higher intelligence.

Just so you know Pekese, I have been in contact with your ISP. If you persist causing anymore problems your account with them will be terminated. If you continue to make slanderous, racist remarks things might escalate even further.

Latrappe, for the moment you've mainly only been a tool and therefore I will not call your ISP. This is your warning though, I will take this further if you push me.

Have a nice day boys!

5:20 p.m., April 19, 2007  
Blogger Russ said...

don't feed the trolls...

don't feed the trolls...

don't feed the trolls...

I don't think we'll see Chistov. The season ended with PC and Lewis continually harping on grit, Chistov had to have been one of the softest guys on the roster when it came to playing with the puck. Be it via demotion, trade, etc. I also don't think we'll see Allen back either, with the kids in Providence, unless it's a 2-way deal.

9:41 p.m., April 19, 2007  

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