: Value of:
Jay Bouwmeester to any Eastern Conference team
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01-22-2013, 10:46 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Originally Posted by
He has to go, his time has well expired as a flame. Hes now on the flames 2nd pairing and really is no longer needed with his big contract. Wideman can actually run a PP for less $ and isnt soft as a marshmallow. Giordano is the flames cornerstone dman.
Bouwmeester's strength is skating and positional awareness, and he still gets beat wide regularly and gets caught shadowing the wrong guy at times. When you're one-dimensional you need to be REALLY good at that dimension and that's not the case right now. If he was in the hardest shot contest, Jay Bo would win the weakest shot. Guys on the farm could shoot better than him.
And when it comes to either blocking a shot or getting out of the way, he does neither.
The guy's confidence is shot and he's a shadow of the d-man he used to be. Was hopeful that things might be different under Hartley but perhaps it'd be best for him to get a fresh start elsewhere.
JayBos game is best suited for the East where there is much less physical contact and more of a finesse game since he doesnt like physical contact.
So any takers?
can't say i agree with this "east is much less physical/more finesse" B.S... but JBo certainly could benefit from a change of scenery.
he probably just needs to be slotted in as a 2nd pairing dman at this point, that or the complement to an elite #1 dman. Issue, of course, is that he's paid to be a top-pairing #1.
I could see the Islanders having some interest... replace Vishnovsky who no showed, and a small enough market (attention-wise) that he wouldn't have to deal with the fans/press getting on him for his high-pay average-play.
Flames could certainly use an elite young talent like Niederreiter... could be a fit for both teams assuming Snow has the ok to add that much salary (in light of the Vishnovsky suspension, fair to speculate that he does have a few M$ to work with, and for next season they'll need to add payroll anyways) and probably would require the flames adding something to the deal.
Captials are struggling out of the gate and have a few players i'm sure they'd consider moving (not so much b/c of the struggles in 2 games, but building on last year's play).
probably not the return the flames would be looking for, but a 6.7M$ dman playing at a 4-5 level is going to be tough to move, especially with the cap reduction coming.
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