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02-17-2013, 02:50 PM
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On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the stupidest thing this team could have done, letting Pouliot go is about a 1.

Gimme a break, pining for ****ing Pouliot.

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02-17-2013, 02:55 PM
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He's also playing on a line with Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos. He'd never, ever, ever be putting up those numbers here.
If Pouliot were playing with those two all season, he'd be averaging more than 12:38 per game. Besides, he produced at that clip for stretches even last season.

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02-17-2013, 02:58 PM
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Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? I don't regret it one bit. I don't think anybody gave a flying bleep when he left. There is no point in debating what might have been when it was the right move at the time.
But it wasn't the right move at the time. There was and is NO reason to believe that Caron will ever be a better player that Pouliot.

The Lightning signed Pouliot for 1.1 million...a bargain for a player of Benoit's calibre. The Bruins could and should have offered at least 1.2 million.

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02-17-2013, 03:01 PM
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I was as big of a Pouliot fan & supporter as anyone, and was disappointed to see him go - but I don't think he's really a $1.8m/season player.
Simply not true. 1.8 million is more than a fair deal for a player with Pouliot's statistics. And the magic number was 1.2 million (The Lightning signed him for 1.1).

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02-17-2013, 03:33 PM
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0. The stupid was starting the season with 11 nhl forwards

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02-17-2013, 03:36 PM
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Shouldn't have let him go without a proper replacement. IMO the Bruins got great value out of Pouliot. Don't think he was the one who made that line go but a way better solution for that spot than Bourque, Caron or Pandolfo. It's not like the Bruins have an abundance of forwards with soft hands.

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02-17-2013, 03:37 PM
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I like Pouliot but the real mistake was letting Ryder walk.
I agree. I often wish we had Ryder back.

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02-17-2013, 03:41 PM
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Simply not true. 1.8 million is more than a fair deal for a player with Pouliot's statistics. And the magic number was 1.2 million (The Lightning signed him for 1.1).
In all fairness nobody knew any magic numbers. Nobody knew what the new CBA would bring as far as Cap was concerned.

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02-17-2013, 03:56 PM
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Except for Corvo. He sucks no matter what team he's on.


Corvo 9 games 2 goals 4 assists plus 4 He pretty well matching Seguin and Bergerons production on scoresheet Food for thought when folks want know why Bruins not producing scoring and who the culprits really are.They have 7 pts in 12 games each.

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02-17-2013, 03:57 PM
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Simply not true. 1.8 million is more than a fair deal for a player with Pouliot's statistics. And the magic number was 1.2 million (The Lightning signed him for 1.1).
Are you sure? Everything from nhlnumbers to capgeek to the Lightning's pages to random google results have him signing a 1 year, $1.8m contract. His deal with Boston from the year before was for $1.1 - but not his deal with TB. I'm not saying that you're wrong, but am just asking where you found that number.

Regardless - and, again, I'm saying this as someone that really didn't mind him on the 3rd line - it's tough to justify nearly $2m for a guy that only put up 16g/16a last year.

Hindsight has shown that it might have been smart to sign him for that, but it was pretty much expected that someone else could've come in and produced those numbers.

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02-17-2013, 03:59 PM
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I dont think Ryder or Poo were worth the contracts they signed when they left. That said, any plan that leaves you with Bourque as 3rd line wing and on PP isnt a good one

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02-17-2013, 04:02 PM
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They didn't "let him walk" they traded him

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...hlight=pouliot

Maybe we'll find out in a few years if what we got in the deal is any good before being able to say it was dumb to, um, have him, be out of here

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02-17-2013, 04:23 PM
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He's also playing on a line with Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos. He'd never, ever, ever be putting up those numbers here.
No doubt.. A whole different team in Tampa Bay. Whole different everything there. I saw the game yesterday between Tampa and Florida. First thing that comes to your mind is, WOW Tampa's offense is crazy good.

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Hasn't he been playing with St. Louis and Lecavlier? Kind of different than playing with Peverley and Kelly.

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02-17-2013, 04:36 PM
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Ryder, ok. I can listen to that argument. Especially considering what he did in the playoffs.

Pouliot? I'm not losing sleep over him.

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02-17-2013, 04:44 PM
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Hindsight is 20/20 but I agree with whoever said that the front office was probably banking on Caron being ready.

I never hated Pouliot and thought he was fine for the money and his production. He didn't have much hockey IQ but I think his size and willingness to hit and take hits was more effective than Chris Bourque's.

I think if this had been a regular season with a regular camp things may have played out differently, but in hindsight I would much rather have Pouliot on that line than Bourque.

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02-17-2013, 04:45 PM
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Give him time, he'll mess it up.

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02-17-2013, 04:46 PM
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The haters got what they wanted. Just like when Ryder was let go. Both time, we downgraded as the 3rd line winger position.

I would take back Ryder or Poupou in a second. As well as any upgrade over Bourque on the 3rd line.
This is disingenuous to say, IMO. Ryder was not here to be a 3rd line player, nor was he paid like one. His own sub par play resulted in his being there, but that's not where he was supposed to be. Pouliot was though, and he was a solid contributor especially when you factor in what he got paid. Either way, they lack the skill on the top 6, but the focus is incorrectly being directed to this 3rd line spot. This team has more than enough grinders to fill this role. The real trick is to add to the top 6 and push down a player from that current role to fill this spot.

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02-17-2013, 05:06 PM
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I was a fan of Poo, but really didn't mind when left, because I assumed management would find a better player to replace him with.

Boy was I wrong...
I agree. I liked him too and I was sure Chiarelli would find someone as good or even better.

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02-17-2013, 05:08 PM
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Give him time, he'll mess it up.
a failed dump in into the caps zone and game 7 ends in a hurry.... im happy Pouliot is doing well, but was okay with the team moving on. i believe that 5th rounder got us seth griffith. correct me if i'm wrong, but i'm still okay with it.

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02-17-2013, 05:29 PM
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Yeh pretty dumb, but most were happy about it here.

I think Chia and co thought Caron would be ready to take the reigns, and potentially could have brought more to the table than Pouliot.
I think the general consensus (as well as managements opinion at the time) thought Caron would continue with his progress. He's either hurt or regressed and our 13th forward (Chris Bourque), is now playing basically full time in our top 9.

That said, he wouldn't have his current numbers here, but probably more than Bourque. It was a risk moving him, that didn't work out, but could have.

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02-17-2013, 05:36 PM
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When they're here, fans hate them.

When they put on another jersey, they're the greatest players evah.

Honestly I think it has been said it was money as was the case with Ryder. For what the Bruins can use today they should have taken the little extra $$ hit. but,but but me no butts.

The biggest problems the Bruins are expressed in the next post #4.

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02-17-2013, 05:59 PM
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While this thread is close, I'll know the end world is at my doorstep when I see the "how stupid was it to let Joe Corvo walk" thread.

I'd look like an all-star skating on a wing with Vinny Lecavalier and MSL.

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