True, but the Bruins haven't made many good deals since Mental Milbury was GM. It's almost like comparing our wheeling and dealing to the NY Strangers-to-the-Playoffs. The fact is we gave our prospects their chance last season and it didn't pan out. The team had a horrific November and December ... and never recovered. Now there's a ton of solid FAs available and we'll still give our next round of prospects their shots. We're cleaning out the deadwood this summer.
Kuba gone, Johnsson in.
Henry gone, Carney in.
Skoula in (although Skoula arrived in March, it was obviously a move for this coming season).
Zyuisin gone, Nummelin in.
Daigle gone, Demitra in.
Wanvig gone, Parrish in.
Chouinard gone, nobody in, yet. Room for a prospect here?
Robataille gone, no replacement yet. Maybe another prospect?
The core of our team hasn't changed outside of Kuba. All of the guys in a upgrades to the previous player except we don't know about Nummelin yet ... he's the reclamation project for the upcoming season.
Kuba stank last season. I think he was too comfortable. He missed the net way too often and wasn't that great in every other area. We needed him to step up last season and he didn't. I think he'll rebound with TB. He's really good positionally, has good offensive instincts and has put up decent points. His first pass is usually good, he's good on the PK and used to be good on the PP.
Kuba would not be a replacement for Johnsson. I think Johnsson's way better.
The Big E
You ever hear of Zdeno Chara and Marc Savard!!!! Go B's Go!!!!