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01-21-2013, 07:39 PM
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01-21-2013, 08:07 PM
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A lot of the players mentioned already were way past their
prime and nothing should have been expected from them, i.e.
Brian Leetch.

Scratchard is one that I think of.
He was still a very good player the year before, and lasted for a
cup of coffee before the B's set him packing.

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I actually thought Nylander was great. PPG in the playoffs, played with an injury. It was Sergei Gonchar who was disappointing to me in 2004. He looked slow and weak.

I also needed Brad Stuart to be better. Turns out Andy Ference is just as good of a #3/4 defenseman anyway. The Bruins won that trade with the Flames.

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01-21-2013, 10:34 PM
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how people are forgetting bryan leetch is beyond me
He was spent. I didn't expect much from him at that point of his career other than leadership.

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01-21-2013, 10:58 PM
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Was furious when we traded Versteeg as I thought very high of him. Knew Bochenski wouldn't amount to much but I still expected something from him. Glad to see I was right about that trade.

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01-21-2013, 11:11 PM
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Horton lollllllllllllll definitley doesnt belong on the list . Schaefer has to be the biggest head scratcher . Most others it was either over payment or something but Peter was an amazing schock. And for the guy that put wideman on the list oh just checked same as horton I just dont get you. Wideman had great years and did a lot for this team.
I'm talking a/b periods during the 2011 regular season, and obviously before he was hurt. Krejci and Lucic took plenty of lumps for their lack of contributions during that habs series. Horton obviously scored 2 huge goals, but if you subtract that, he was equally as frustrating the majority of the time. Bottom line, when we acquired Horton, I expected a guy who could generate, or create, some of his own chances a bit more than we've seen. Also, expected him to surpass what he did in Florida production wise. That's all. I hope he has a great year and makes everyone forget the injury, and hopefully resigns. Furthermore, am forever grateful for what he did deliver. Just being honest.

Wideman had as many bad nights as he did good ones. Some nights he was a flat out disaster. The only thing consistent a/b Wideman was; he was consistently inconsistent. You never knew which Dennis would show up. So, I respectfully disagree. How many teams has he been on since? Not a coincidence, IMO.

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01-21-2013, 11:22 PM
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I actually thought Nylander was great. PPG in the playoffs, played with an injury. It was Sergei Gonchar who was disappointing to me in 2004. He looked slow and weak.

I also needed Brad Stuart to be better. Turns out Andy Ference is just as good of a #3/4 defenseman anyway. The Bruins won that trade with the Flames.
Agreed on Stuart. I don't know if my expectations were inappropriately high because of who he was traded for, or because he had been drafted #3 overall, but I expected more. He'd show it occasionally, and then lapse back into mediocrity.

Also agreed on that trade. Especially when you consider that the Bruins also got a couple of 20 goal seasons out of Kobasew.

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01-22-2013, 09:55 AM
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- Lapointe
- Kaberle
- Brad Stuart
- Wideman
- Bochenski

Flame all you want, but Horton. There were some frightening stretches where he was invisible. Times I expected more from him in certain situations. Other times when he clearly showed what he was capable of, then would disappear, or be inconsistent. Came through huge when the chips were down, so it's forgotten, and rightly so.

Very curious to see how this season goes for him all things considered.
To some degree I would agree with that, but in the cup run he was one of the guys who got the bruins to the final. He played really consistent and the game winners? well, you can't teach that. I'd take a guy who's a little inconsistent in the regular season and dynamite in the playoffs, everytime.

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01-22-2013, 10:22 AM
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Dave Scatchard I guess... Nobody jumps out...

Kevin Stevens is my all time disappointment. When the Bruins got him, I was stoked...

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Dave Scatchard I guess... Nobody jumps out...

Kevin Stevens is my all time disappointment. When the Bruins got him, I was stoked...
I was going to include him, but the OP said last 10 years. You'd also have to add Iafrate and Carey once you go back that far.

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Dave Scatchard I guess... Nobody jumps out...

Kevin Stevens is my all time disappointment. When the Bruins got him, I was stoked...
Was against this move at the time. The only other move I wanted less was Marty Lapointe. A colossal waste of cash between those two...

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01-22-2013, 03:50 PM
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Lapointe Zhamnov and Stuart clearly belong on the list but we knew they'd disappoint/suck. Noone was excited about any of them given the circumstances when each signed. So there was no excitement to be dashed.

Isbister and Ward probably belong on the list too just b/c both had big roles yet blew.

Montador was a depth guy like someone said he wasn't aquired to play on the second pairing. The season was a disappointment more than him IMO.

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Gonchar was the piece that was gonna put us over the top.

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01-22-2013, 04:00 PM
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Was against this move at the time. The only other move I wanted less was Marty Lapointe. A colossal waste of cash between those two...
Stevens was a disaster. But on paper, two 50 goal men w/ Oates in the middle? I wasn't too big on Smolinski aka Smoke.

Yeah, I was for it. But back then you just assumed guys recovered from anything above the knee. We know better now. Harry got worked on that one. Stevens never recovered from that facial injury. And, Cam. Only seeing him w/ the Cup as an executive takes the pain away. Even then.

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Gonchar & Nylander... I thought the acquisition of them pretty much guaranteed us a spot in the final. Boy was I wrong.

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01-23-2013, 10:53 AM
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A lot of the players mentioned already were way past their
prime and nothing should have been expected from them, i.e.
Brian Leetch.

Scratchard is one that I think of.
He was still a very good player the year before, and lasted for a
cup of coffee before the B's set him packing.
I think Scatchard was a casualty of the rule changes coming out of that lockout. Couldnt keep up and wasn't nearly as effective without the clutch n grab stuff.

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01-23-2013, 10:59 AM
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I actually thought Nylander was great. PPG in the playoffs, played with an injury. It was Sergei Gonchar who was disappointing to me in 2004. He looked slow and weak.

I also needed Brad Stuart to be better. Turns out Andy Ference is just as good of a #3/4 defenseman anyway. The Bruins won that trade with the Flames.
I think the problem with the Gonchar aquisition is that a lot of us (or at least me) didn't understand the skillset he was bringing. Thought we were getting a rushing pace ousher but he was more of a slow paced, methodical distributor.

A 2004 Gonchar would look pretty good in today's Bruins system.

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Gonchar has to be up there.

I remember thinking- wow, they just filled a huge hole bringing in a #1-2 dman, who was one of the best offensively at the time.

Truly thought he, along with Nylander, would put the Bruins over the top.

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I expected Martin St. Pierre to make the team and be well over a point-per-game with Boston.

Alex Auld wasn't bad or anything, but I expected him to win the Vezina and lead the Bruins to a Stanley Cup.
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