Thread: Proposal: Bruins/Islanders
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10-23-2012, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Alberta_OReilly_Fan View Post
Im a Bruins fan... this deal is one I think would help the B's. Mostly I fear Horton's health situation and future contract demands. As for the Islanders, I guess they got a guy that doesnt want to be there and another one struggling to mature. They seem desperate for a leadership infusion. I guess in my proposal Boston wins slightly talent on the ice and Islanders probably win for leadership and locker room improvement.

the deal is...
Nathan Horton
Andrew Ference

Lubomir Vishnovsky
Josh Bailey

I would suggest that all 4 guys would be resigned by the new teams. Horton would probably be a first line winger for the Islanders for his next contract. Ference is a good 4/5 vet dman and great locker room guy.

Vishnovsky would factor in as Boston's new PP QB and partner with one of Seidenberg or Chara while the other one becomes Hamilton's partner for what is a versitile top 4. Bailey hopefully would fit in with Seguin and Lucic to be one of Boston's top 2 lines in the days to come {imagine Krecji gets moved maybe later on when cap savings are needed} and then Bergeron/Marchand make up the other top line with maybe Caron?
As a Bruins fan I really don't like this deal.

I am firmly out of the camp that says the Bruins need a puck moving D other than Hamilton. I don't expect a heck of a lot from him this year but I still get the feeling that he will be at least as good as kaberle or Corvo. Losing Ference who is a leader on the Bruins and can play some pretty big and difficult minutes when needed is going to be a tough loss in my eyes. Ference also comes up big in the playoffs and any player who gives the finger to Habs fans in their buildng just belongs on the Bruins.

Horton is probably the 2nd best goalscorer on the Bruins if he is heathy and the team has said that he is now healthy and ready to return. I know that we really won't know until he starts playing again, but I am willing to take that chance.

Nothing against the Islander guys, they just aren't what I see the Bruins needing. I don't think there is much of a need for the Bruins to be trading for anyone at all unless they are going to be trading for an elite (or close to it) player.

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