Lowe has been taking a long hard look at Derian Hatcher and would be willing to part with Lupul. So I ask would you give up Mara for Lupul? I personally think it is a no brainer. Mara's 3mil comes off this year, which allows you to go after a big #2 d-man next year to go with Chara, Ference, and Alberts, and you add a top six forward with great upside.
I wasn't ovelry impressed with Lupul the other night against the B's. Just kind of floated around the ice, not doing a hell of a lot. Not to say i would be completely against the idea but at least Mara brings a little heart to the team, you know?
I say no to this deal Boston isnt great on D now and if they move Mara that weakens them even more plus they arent guarented to get another D man this summer they can try sure but not gaurented anything.Plus im sick of getting these forwards with "great upside" sure they might do great but they could turn out to be duds. Lets worry about getting Boyes back into form first before getting anymore of these guys.