Boychuk and future with Bruins
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02-07-2012, 01:18 PM
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If I'm the Bruins I either let Boychuk walk in the offseason or trade him before the deadline. Here's my argument:
- This team won the Cup last season relying heavily on a Chara-Seidenberg pairing. Both of those guys logged BIG minutes, and are even more prone to injury/fatigue than they'd otherwise be. another long playoff run would add even more mileage. Since those guys are clearly our #1 and #2,
I think this team needs to consider an investment in another top pairing gy, or fringe top pairing guy, and Boychuk isn't one.
Just because he manages to be decent next to the league's best defensive d-man doesn't make him a top 2 d-man.
- The team has cap space and Hamilton knocking on the door next year or the year after. They probably need to replace Corvo. I'd think they'd be better off adding $2m-$3m to the $4m they'd need for Boychuk to sign/trade for a far better defenseman than Boychuk himself.
Put simply, if they have $8m for d-men and need two next season, I'd rather split that $6/$2 or $7/$1 then go with Boychuk and another $4m man. They need some insurance for the top 2.
I agree, but there is no #2 available, so I think Brewer or Hejda would be a great insurance.
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