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Wheeler a Bruin on July 1

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06-16-2008, 06:40 PM
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...won’t be made official until July 1, in keeping with NHL bylaws that govern the movement and signing of unrestricted free agents.
Was the Brunnstrom signing not made official already?

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06-16-2008, 06:40 PM
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True, he has a better shot on the Coyotes, but the B's are a team that's on the rise. He'll compete with Sobotka, Nokelainen, and Soderberg for roster spots, but he won't have as much pressure as he would in Phoenix, where he would be counted on for offense.

I'm just happy the B's finally have a pool of young talent: Bergeron, Kessel, Krejci, Stuart, Rask, Sobotka, Lucic Nokelainen, Wheeler, Soderberg, and Lashoff.
Yeah. The Bruins are CLEARLY the better offensive juggernaut. Thats why they scored 212 goals this year and Phoenix scored 214.

Lets just take a look at the irony of the statement that the Wheeler wouldnt be counted on offensively as much as he would be in Phoenix

Bruins #1 - 78 points, Yotes #1 - 78 points
Bruins #2 - 56 points, Yotes #2 - 56 points
Bruins #3 - 51 points, Yotes #3 - 54 points
Bruins #4 -39 points, Yotes #4 - 51 points
Bruins #5 - 37 points, Yotes #5 - 46 points
Bruins #6 - 33 points, Yotes #6 - 35 points


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06-16-2008, 06:42 PM
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Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe is reporting it over on the Bruins board, he'll be putting his blog up with it soon.

EDIT - What Vic Rattlehead said
Same guy that was positive Kessel was offered for Hossa?

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06-16-2008, 06:43 PM
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good signing for the Bruins. Of all the teams i have no problem with wheeler signing in boston

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Was the Brunnstrom signing not made official already?
I think the "July 1" thing refers to guys who were drafted and went unsigned. Brunnstrom wasn't drafted and his signing is official.

God I wish I had a copy of the league by-laws so I understood some of this a little better.

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06-16-2008, 06:48 PM
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Yeah. The Bruins are CLEARLY the better offensive juggernaut. Thats why they scored 212 goals this year and Phoenix scored 214.

Lets just take a look at the irony of the statement that the Wheeler wouldnt be counted on offensively as much as he would be in Phoenix

Bruins #1 - 78 points, Yotes #1 - 78 points
Bruins #2 - 56 points, Yotes #2 - 56 points
Bruins #3 - 51 points, Yotes #3 - 54 points
Bruins #4 -39 points, Yotes #4 - 51 points
Bruins #5 - 37 points, Yotes #5 - 46 points
Bruins #6 - 33 points, Yotes #6 - 35 points
I guess that would have to do with the B's losing their best all around player for 72 games, but of course you don't care about that....

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06-16-2008, 06:49 PM
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Same guy that was positive Kessel was offered for Hossa?
Except this time he has quotes from both the GM and agent of Wheeler. Nice try though.

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Yeah. The Bruins are CLEARLY the better offensive juggernaut. Thats why they scored 212 goals this year and Phoenix scored 214.
Nobody said they were, Boston still has the deeper roster of the 2 teams and Wheeler won't be counted on as much there as he would be in Phoenix stats only tell so much of the story

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Are there any limits on what he can earn for salary,,,,,

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Yeah. The Bruins are CLEARLY the better offensive juggernaut. Thats why they scored 212 goals this year and Phoenix scored 214.

Lets just take a look at the irony of the statement that the Wheeler wouldnt be counted on offensively as much as he would be in Phoenix

Bruins #1 - 78 points, Yotes #1 - 78 points
Bruins #2 - 56 points, Yotes #2 - 56 points
Bruins #3 - 51 points, Yotes #3 - 54 points
Bruins #4 -39 points, Yotes #4 - 51 points
Bruins #5 - 37 points, Yotes #5 - 46 points
Bruins #6 - 33 points, Yotes #6 - 35 points
The Bruins best player called, he wants me to let you know that he missed the entire season.

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I guess that would have to do with the B's losing their best all around player for 72 games, but of course you don't care about that....
yeah...that player whos missed a year of NHL hockey and may not ever be the same player again.

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yeah...that player whos missed a year of NHL hockey and may not ever be the same player again.
Wow, good point

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yeah...that player whos missed a year of NHL hockey and may not ever be the same player again.
Sad, but very true. See recent examples: Stoll, Gagne.

I'd say the Bruin forwards are better (on paper), but the Yotes have a better defensive crew. Wheeler signing with the Bruins doesn't make any sense to me, but best of luck kid!

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06-16-2008, 07:20 PM
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Who is Blake Wheeler and what has he done that's so special?

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Sad, but very true. See recent examples: Stoll, Gagne.

I'd say the Bruin forwards are better (on paper), but the Yotes have a better defensive crew. Wheeler signing with the Bruins doesn't make any sense to me, but best of luck kid!
Gagne is still near a PPG player when he plays, which is what he has always been. His skill level hasn't diminished, his ability to play has. Bergeron has something up on him as he's taken far more time off to recoup after the 1st concussion.

Stoll on the other hand, well I don't think he was ever Bergeron good anyway.

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Who is Blake Wheeler and what has he done that's so special?
Exactly, he's turned off a lot of people by refusing to sign with the team that invested a top 5 pick in him. Billy Jaffe on the NHL Live on XM today said that even though he was a top five pick and projected to be a first line player he may in reality be a third line type player.

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So, Gretzky drafted a second rounder with the 5th overall pick and now he's unable to sign him after very average numbers.

Well done! Wayne = Isaiah

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06-16-2008, 07:35 PM
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Even if he doesn't live up to the hype of being a top-5 pick, there's still basically no risk involved for the Bruins. He'll likely be fighting it out in training camp for a 3rd or 4th line roster spot.

Feels nice to see him pick Boston though.

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Wow. A lot of sour grapes on this board. Face it, it's a nice depth prospect signing for the B's. You'd be equally excited if your team picked him up for free.

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So, Gretzky drafted a second rounder with the 5th overall pick and now he's unable to sign him after very average numbers.

Well done! Wayne = Isaiah
Wow, obviously you dont know what your talking about. Our GM Maloney did everything to sign Wheeler, giving him the max rookie contract. It was was Wheeler's decision to turn down any and all offers from Phx and head for free agency. It's not like he was a RFA here and we low balled him.

That said, it's nice to see Boston getting a chance at him.

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06-16-2008, 07:39 PM
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So will he stay with the Bruins all year or get some seasoning in the AHL?

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Wow, obviously you dont know what your talking about. Our GM Maloney did everything to sign Wheeler, giving him the max rookie contract. It was was Wheeler's decision to turn down any and all offers from Phx and head for free agency. It's not like he was a RFA here and we low balled him.
Ouch, that sucks for Phoenix.
I wouldn't worry too much by the way, it's a pity for the 5th overall thrown away but he'll be a big fat bust in the NHL.

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Ouch, that sucks for Phoenix.
I wouldn't worry too much by the way, it's a pity for the 5th overall thrown away but he'll be a big fat bust in the NHL.
May I please borrow your crystal ball?

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Hypothetically, if the Bruins did something to piss off Wheeler or his agent, they could walk out without repercussions though right? Well, except for their reputation, which is obviously not much of a concern. Just wondering, because we're still a fortnight away from July 1st. It seems like A. lots can happen until then and B., why make such an important decision/announcement now with so much time left?

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