Major Bruins trade unlikely story
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03-02-2004, 09:53 AM
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Read: Samsonov is not going anywhere (wait till June to fess up you were wrong Gooch).
Just the same, neither are core players (including Morrisonn & Bergeron), or touted youngsters like Toivonen, Stuart, Jurcina & Alberts (latter 2 both on the rise). Aside from Gill, Axelsson, Hilbert and Lapointe, the rest of the roster is mostly UFAs (13 of `em). In other words, that doesn't leave much to make that 'major' trade.
The fact is though, it's still possible. The Bruins have Jillson, draft picks and possibly a few prospects named Ivan Huml (#59, 2000; highest goalscorer of draft), Lars Jonsson (#7, 2000; stock rising), Sergei Zinovjev (rated 7.5 on Russian Prospects, only Zherdev rated 8) and Martin Samuelsson (#27, 2000; gifted skater, good hockey sense) to offer up. A package of a 1st, 2nd and Jillson should bring back something decent, depending on the player.
Most here already know that the top needs are a #2 center (or scoring winger) and a rushing defenseman. Of course, with lotsa competition and inflated prices, not to mention the B's limited asset base, it's all the more challenging. That said, it's pretty likely that the B's will come up with at least one mid-tier player by 3/9.
Nedved, UFA after this season with a team option for 5m
Poti, Boston Boy signed for next year at 3.1m
Choice of Barnaby/Simon, both UFA's
Jillson, Zinovjev and a 2nd
If you don't sign any of the UFA's you will get comp. picks, most likely 2 between 90-120
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