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03-02-2013, 10:40 AM
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Yes,it would be interesting if somehow TT would reappear on the Bruin scene right now ,would he be able to take the no.1 job away from Tuuka?Rask has been very very good in my opinion,almost as good as TT's amazing year a couple of years ago.
Gut feeling but Tuuk would have beat him out this year.

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I'd say the odds were against it. But then again TT has made his career pissing on the odds and making many of us eat crow.


Any other player and "the odds are against him" means he's less likely to do it. But with Thomas it's just the opposite.

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Cullen would be a solid addition.

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I don't recall seeing Cullen ever play. Hell, when I see the name "Cullen" I think of John.

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I don't recall seeing Cullen ever play. Hell, when I see the name "Cullen" I think of John.
Underrated offensive player. Plays a 2-way game. Very versatile. He does run hot and cold on offense but overall I think he plays consistently, has a lot of speed, good hands.. would be a great addition that doesnt upset the chemistry of the top6. To me, he slides perfectly onto the 3rd line either as the lw or he could shift Kelly to lw.

On the PP, he could give the creative look from the left side lacking since Savard.

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03-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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I've been watching the Wild games on NHL Gamcenter, Cullen has been playing great recently. Would be a great addition to the team, and probably would be a better piece to go after than Iginla, Briere, or Alfredsson because he'd be a cheaper asset to acquire. But, Iginla, Briere, Alfredsson are deffinetly better than Cullen, obviously. I'd love a 3rd line of Kelly- Cullen- Peverley. There's probably better pieces available though.

I think the needs for the Bruins coming up to the trade deadline is a 3rd line forward and a bottom 2 defenseman (more depth too). A top 6 winger that can finish wouldn't hurt, but I don't think any will be available for the Bruins to get, or at least pay for.


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I've been watching the Wild games on NHL Gamcenter, Cullen has been playing great recently. Would be a great addition to the team, and probably would be a better piece to go after than Iginla, Briere, or Alfredsson because he'd be a cheaper asset to acquire. But, Iginla, Briere, Alfredsson are deffinetly better than Cullen, obviously. I'd love a 3rd line of Kelly- Cullen- Peverley. There's probably better pieces available though.

I think the needs for the Bruins coming up to the trade deadline is a 3rd line forward and a bottom 2 defenseman (more depth too). A top 6 winger that can finish wouldn't hurt, but I don't think any will be available for the Bruins to get, or at least pay for.
Cullen would be serviceable to many teams, and wouldn't have the hefty price tag.

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Instead of gunning for Iginla, for whom Calgary will ask for the moon, why not target Mike Cammalleri? He was a beast for Montreal in the playoffs. He is too old to be an important piece for Calgary. Maybe offer them something like Caron and a 2nd (I suck at the proposal part). Thoughts?

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Instead of gunning for Iginla, for whom Calgary will ask for the moon, why not target Mike Cammalleri? He was a beast for Montreal in the playoffs. He is too old to be an important piece for Calgary. Maybe offer them something like Caron and a 2nd (I suck at the proposal part). Thoughts?
He has a cap hit of $6 million this year and next. That seems a bit too much. If this were his last year then yeah. He's a good goalscorer but I think he's overpaid. Not a terrible idea though. Not at all.

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Is this Matt Cullen the same Cullen that was on the Hurricanes a few years back? If so, sign me up. Extremely versatile guy, really strong defensively and gave Bergeron nightmares at the faceoff dot during the 7 game series with Carolina a few years ago.

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I don't want Cullen on this hockey team, thanks

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I don't recall seeing Cullen ever play. Hell, when I see the name "Cullen" I think of John.
Always been one of those "fly under the radar" kind of guys. Doesn`t really do any one thing exceptionally well, but does play a very quiet yet reasonably disciplined 3 zone game.

Don`t know his stats but I think he`s been about a 40pt guy on average?

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I don't have access since I'm on a phone, but IMHO the list of guys Chia would go after is reduced to ufa wingers and ufa depth defense. So who can post that list? Chia wont tale on Amy contracts beyond that IMHO.

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With the B's recently scouting the Ducks/Wild, what would people think about them bringing in Dany Heatley?

Obviously, he's not the player he once was (I don't think they'd be expecting that), but could he be the player Ryder was in 2011?

Consider...
-He's still got that devastating shot. Wrist, slap, one-timer, tips... and has 7 goals on the season (same as Horton and 1 more than Ryder).
-He's a big body (6'4 220) and while he isn't a big hitter, he is good along the walls, protecting the puck, and he's excellent in front of the net.
-He's a left shot (something I think our PP needs more of).
-He can play both LW and RW and can slide up the lineup for injuries if need be.
-He has a history with Chiarelli and is familiar with Chara and Kelly from their Ottawa days together.
-He'd also probably be cheap to acquire because you'd have to buy him out for $3m at the end of the season.

IMO, the B's have two needs: a 2nd pair Dman for when Sidenberg goes back with Z, and a forward with some skill and size. The B's don't have the assets to hit them both out of the park, so one of them will have to be of the Brian Rolston/low-rent variety.

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With the B's recently scouting the Ducks/Wild, what would people think about them bringing in Dany Heatley?

Obviously, he's not the player he once was (I don't think they'd be expecting that), but could he be the player Ryder was in 2011?

Consider...
-He's still got that devastating shot. Wrist, slap, one-timer, tips... and has 7 goals on the season (same as Horton and 1 more than Ryder).
-He's a big body (6'4 220) and while he isn't a big hitter, he is good along the walls, protecting the puck, and he's excellent in front of the net.
-He's a left shot (something I think our PP needs more of).
-He can play both LW and RW and can slide up the lineup for injuries if need be.
-He has a history with Chiarelli and is familiar with Chara and Kelly from their Ottawa days together.

He'd also probably be cheap to acquire (because you'd have to buy him out for $3m at the end of the season), which is important because imo, the B's have two needs: a 2nd pair Dman for when Sidenberg goes back with Z, and a big forward with size. The B's don't have the assets to hit them both out of the park, so one of them will have to be of the Brian Rolston variety.
I would be on board for the right price.

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With the B's recently scouting the Ducks/Wild, what would people think about them bringing in Dany Heatley?

Obviously, he's not the player he once was (I don't think they'd be expecting that), but could he be the player Ryder was in 2011?

Consider...
-He's still got that devastating shot. Wrist, slap, one-timer, tips... and has 7 goals on the season (same as Horton and 1 more than Ryder).
-He's a big body (6'4 220) and while he isn't a big hitter, he is good along the walls, protecting the puck, and he's excellent in front of the net.
-He's a left shot (something I think our PP needs more of).
-He can play both LW and RW and can slide up the lineup for injuries if need be.
-He has a history with Chiarelli and is familiar with Chara and Kelly from their Ottawa days together.
-He'd also probably be cheap to acquire because you'd have to buy him out for $3m at the end of the season.

IMO, the B's have two needs: a 2nd pair Dman for when Sidenberg goes back with Z, and a forward with some skill and size. The B's don't have the assets to hit them both out of the park, so one of them will have to be of the Brian Rolston/low-rent variety.
I agree 100pct with your needs Bill. But, I'm not limiting my options to a winger. In fact, my preference is toward a LH Shot
center who can play between Peverly and Kelly. Kelly has been everything Ottawa fans told us he would be. He just doesn't have
the hands to be a center. Or, the creative offensive instincts needed. I don't really see a fit right now. Weiss has had a terrible year so far. Derek Roy is a smurf. But, he has experience and is a ufa at the end of the year.

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Hmm Heatley, that's one I hadn't thought of. I could go for that if it wouldn't cost too much.

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Some UFA forwards that come to mind (since I think someone asked):

Alexander Semin (Car) 7mil
Jarome Iginla (CGY) 7mil
Corey Perry (ANA) 5.325 mil
Daniel Afredsson (OTT) 4.875 mil
Jaromir Jagr (DAL) 4.550 mil
Teemu Selanne (ANA) 4.5 mil
Marc Pierre Bouchard (MIN) 4.080 mil
David Clarkson (NJD) 2,666,667 mil
Milan Hejduk (COL) 2 mil

Can't see Semin, Alfredsson, Selanne, or Clarkson being moved. Not sure about Bouchard or Hejduk? Could see the possibility of Iginla, Jagr, and Perry.

Not sure what it would take to pickup Ignila, Jagr or Perry or Bouchard or Hejduk. I think we might be able to get away with out trading one of our top 6 for Iginla, but I could be wrong? Perry would cost us one of our top 6.

Also, as a side note if we put Savard on LTIR next season, sign Tuuka to 5.5m/yr and let Horton and Ference walk next year but sign a D at Ference's current salary this year (2.5 mil) we would have up to a little more than 7.5 m in cap space I believe.

* Danny Heatley is signed through next season. Cap is 7.5 mil...

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[QUOTE=mich25;60850789]

I see our window of opportunity closing though on winning a cup and think these next 3-4 years are our best opportunity.

/QUOTE]

I don't see it that way at all. It appears we have an outstanding young goalie. A nice set of young forwards who have already won;
Bergeron, Krejci, Lucic, Marchand and Seguin. A little short on young defensemen. Just one stud in Dougie. But, we have a few years to go before we have to replace Chara and Seidenberg.

Because of that I don't want to deal Spooner and Camara. They can fill that bottom 6 nicely and pretty cheap. I think Koko will have a hard time finding a niche on our squad and am not against dealing him or Subban. Not sure what to make of Jordan Knight yet. He can't stay healthy. But, sounds like a good 3rd line RW in our system.

The cap will probably go up after next year from what we've heard.

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With the B's recently scouting the Ducks/Wild, what would people think about them bringing in Dany Heatley?

Obviously, he's not the player he once was (I don't think they'd be expecting that), but could he be the player Ryder was in 2011?

Consider...
-He's still got that devastating shot. Wrist, slap, one-timer, tips... and has 7 goals on the season (same as Horton and 1 more than Ryder).
-He's a big body (6'4 220) and while he isn't a big hitter, he is good along the walls, protecting the puck, and he's excellent in front of the net.
-He's a left shot (something I think our PP needs more of).
-He can play both LW and RW and can slide up the lineup for injuries if need be.
-He has a history with Chiarelli and is familiar with Chara and Kelly from their Ottawa days together.
-He'd also probably be cheap to acquire because you'd have to buy him out for $3m at the end of the season.

IMO, the B's have two needs: a 2nd pair Dman for when Sidenberg goes back with Z, and a forward with some skill and size. The B's don't have the assets to hit them both out of the park, so one of them will have to be of the Brian Rolston/low-rent variety.
Makes a ton of sense for all the reasons you list. Just be a question of what it would cost to get him and if JJ would write a 3 million dollar check to set him free in a couple months. Might be worth keeping an eye on next year after he's bought out.

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Wow, Clarkson has a pretty hefty raise coming to him.

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Hm. Hadn't even thought of Heatley. I'd be on board with that.

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Heatley would be interesting but he is the opposite of Ryder when the playoffs or big games start; I had a mancrush on him at one time but an NHL person told me he is more concerned with shooting the puck instead of all the other ' hockey stuff'. He pretty much took him apart- I was crushed...If was the definition of anti Bruins. I told WBC8 about him but we still worked out a deal in the SIM (where he is a very good player, the person who does the grading apparently never got the memo)

I'd say if Horton goes down then you shop here but otherwise I'd rather go look at the bottom teams for the Matt Hendricks of the world who can make a difference on the fourth line, elevated their game in the playoffs like last year, will make teams fight for every lose puck and inch of ice, and only cost you a Caron or a second rounder. Caron for Hendricks....wierd but if he doesn't step up in the next couple of weeks this is the type of deal you look for.

Ottawa with their rag tag group the other night made me think, damn it, all things equal give me a bunch of players who can skate, forecheck, take the body, and attack on that fourth line if that is what it takes before blowing up your future for some former star who has a Fat Head contract with the NHL.

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Minnesota needs star power and they're looking to be a playoff team. They're not rebuilding anymore. Heatley is giving them good production, so they have no reason to move him. It would take a huge overpayment, and you'd have to buy him out on top of it.

Matt Cullen makes a lot more sense for what the Bruins needs are.

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