Would the Bruins ever trade Lucic to Edmonton?
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03-03-2013, 10:37 PM
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If Boston truly values the physical presence over pure goal scoring ability then we'll take that sore-thumb out-of-place Seguin off your hands in exchange for Theo Peckham and Ben Eager.
You take ANY of RNH/Hall/Eberle/Yakupov for Lucic and you run. You run faster then you ever have to that fax machine before Tambellini wakes up from his margarita hangover.
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So a 60pts forward's presence could not be compensated by two kids who could be consistent 70pts forward?
Lucic has to be the most overrated player from the Bruins. He's really good, he's intimidating, he can score, he can fight, we get this. Suggesting he cannot be replaced by two guys who are offensively better than he is is pure stupidity. You'd essentially have twice as many pts at worst. Sorry but Lucic's intangibles don't make up for that.
I understand what you're both saying completely, however what you're missing is the system that the Bruins deploy and how Lucic fits into it with the other forwards around him. Adding Hall and Eberle in a vacuum would be incredible, however not at the expense of losing Lucic in the Bruins' system (as in their offensive games would be severely stunted because of the system, not due to a lack of skill - see Phil Kessel and Blake Wheeler outside of Boston).
The Bruins already have a size issue with the forwards outside of Lucic and Horton (who is in his last year in a Bruins sweater unless there is a significant change in the current cap structure of the Bruins going forward - as in trading both Kelly and Peverley), and with the possibility of losing both would mean that they would have to change their entire philosophy (something which Claude Julien is horrible at / unwilling to do).
Lucic flat out holds more value to the Bruins than what they would receive in return because of his unique skill set and how it fits with the other forwards.
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