Thread: Proposal: John carlsson to the bruins
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02-10-2013, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
i am enlightened. boychuk is as good or better than carlson, alzner and green then?

so...if the caps are trading carlson for boychuk the caps should be adding. right?

I think boychuk is probably a hair worse then green, far worse offensively, far better defensively. The biggest reason why boychuk goes is simply he has hit his peak. A 3/4 defensmen is as good as he gets. He's also making a good chunk of money which the bs unload on the caps so they can afford Carlson and also have the money to re-up rask. Carlson is a 2/3 defensemen right now but can probably be a 1 or a great 2 when he hits his peak. So not only are the B's slightly better in the short term, carlsons development hopefully makes him a much better defensmen then boychuk long term. Which is why straight up is foolish. The B's add subban (a top flight goalie prospect) and khoklachev, a top 6 forward prospect. And a draft pick (1st or 2nd) whichever makes more sense. Khoklachev makes sense from the politics side of things too as he and kuznetsov are friends who played together in the wjc last year, so maybe with his and ovechkins influence, kuznetsov finally comes to NA

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