We got him for a prospect. Since I don't really follow Hartford I don't know how good the prospect is. I think the thinking was that it would be better for the team's overall goal to have someone like prucha or callahan playing instead of him. That's just my thought.
My god! The trade we made with Atlanta was great and now that Dupuis had one good game against us, when he was probably pumped up on adrenalin thinking revenge, people are thinking he was some kind of a great player. Dupuis is the second coming of Cullen and we have a ton of people I'd rather have than him. Where would he play? Who would we not play? Callahan? Just remember this three years from now when Bourret is up here and Dupuis is flipping burgers.
Dupuis is a nice player, but he is made totally redundant by the presence of Matt Cullen on this team. They're both fast skaters with high energy, but Matt is a better point-getter and more consistent. Dupuis can look great some games, but can also have very little influence.
I'm glad that Dupuis is working out for the Thrashers (just not too much ), but Dupuis and a 3rd for Bourret is a trade I would make any day.
This guy is a stud! Can you imagine Dupuis along with Avery......
What did we get for him? A bag of pucks?
Good player....better than Hall for sure but realisticly Where does he play? and who sits?
Trading a third 4th liner for a teams top prospect is a pretty good move imo.
The idea is that Bourret will blossom under Jimmys coaching in Hartford and from what I've heard we've already seen some great play out of that kid. He's contributed and he's still the youngest player in the AHL?
This one Time will have to tell if Bourret is the real deal.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man
Even if Bourret tanks, this was a deal that had to be made. When someone offers you a highly touted prospect (even if they were a bit down on him) for a depth player you have to make that trade.
Yeah, it would have been nice to have kept Dupuis, if for nothing else the speed that he brought to the lineup, but he is at best a third liner.
I don't know who approached who on this deal, but if Atlanta asked what the Rangers wanted for Dupuis, and Sather/Maloney said Bourret, and Atlanta agreed I'm sure Sather/Maloney must have worked hard to keep from laughing.
I have a real good feeling about Bourret.....I know Rick Middleton was already an established young player with the Rangers and Ken Hodge had been an all-star so the analogy doesn't work hold, but that what Dupuis for Bourret reminds me of.
Don Maloney told brother Dave last night between the first and second period that the Rangers have five forwards in HFD who could help the Rangers right now.He mentioned two of the five-Nigel Dawes and Brandon Dubinsky.Alex Bourett could one of those five