09-29-2003, 06:59 PM
I like Rayzor as much as the next guy, but I feel his value is pretty high as a prospect that's pretty close right now.
With the emergence of Toivonen and how good he looks to be, does this open a door to trade Raycroft for a quality player?
09-29-2003, 07:17 PM
I was actually going to post something similar yesterday. But I think that it might have happened if Potvin hadn't sucked the big one. Now they can't afford to gamble with Felix "where's the puck" Potvin and "I don't have it you must!" Shields
09-29-2003, 07:23 PM
Everybody is available for the right price. If somebody were to blow the Bruins out of the water with an offer for Raycroft, I'm sure they would consider dealing him, because of the outstanding quality shown by Toivonen this camp.
But honestly, I think Raycroft has more value to the Bruins right now that he has around the league. He is certainly not proven, so no team is going to pick him up to be their #1 goalie this year.
Maybe some team would be interested in him as their goaltender oft he future, but Andy is not a Rick DiPietro or Marc andre Fluery. He does not have that hype level, and he will not bring that type of return.
Basically Andy is probably most valuable to a team looking for an inexpensive backup goaltender with potential for more in the future. No team is going to give up a ton f talent for that type of player.
Sure maybe you can get a mediocre 30 year old boarderline #A2 or #3 center for Andy, but I doubt trading Andy would bring in the type of talent that would significantly improve this team.
They are much better off keeping him and playing him. if he plays 40 games this year, and establishes himself as a future potential starter, than he is going to have a ton more trade value next year than he has today
09-30-2003, 06:33 AM
The way I see it there isn't much of a market out there for goaltenders, especially young, unproven, prospect goalies. Most teams are in the situation the B's are in where they have 4 or 5 young guys in the minors or juniors already. There are very few teams that are thin with prospect goaltenders, and its not like there is an urgency to get them. If you need a prospect, draft one this year. It isn't like it will impact your club this season. And if the club would be trading for Raycroft to be a backup they could easily pick someone up in the waiver draft or get someone cheap. Arturs Irbe comes to mind, with the canes picking up most of his salary. And unless I am forgetting where he went, a team in need of a backup can just sign Jamie Storr.
Jeff from Maine
09-30-2003, 01:10 PM
I dont know what kind of market there could be for Raycroft. Certainly SOME team would give up SOMETHING for Andrew.
But as someonelese said, he hasnt PROVEN anything yet! he has yet to show that he can be a capable NHL #1.
And furthermore, its not as if he has played that well so far in camp! he is another of our "average at best" goalies, until he proves that he is more than that!
He may be our "best of the worst" but he is far from a stud.
You could get an equal type player for him, IMHO. That means a decent prospect, but nobody great. Think Hilbert for Raycroft being a fair and equal deal!
I honestly cant think of a team that he could be the unquestioned #1 on! I dont know if anyone other than Boston would have him as a #1!
09-30-2003, 01:14 PM
Is it possible that Raycroft is the Cam Mann of goalie prospects?
I say they should keep him because there is nothing but upside for the Bruins. I doubt he would fetch much, so why not keep him around and see what happens? Jeff's Raycroft-for-Hilbert example is probably pretty accurate. He's worth more to the Bruins than not.