HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Boston Bruins
Notices

Bruins looking around for a forward...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
11-11-2013, 04:25 PM
  #101
Ratty
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rive Gauche
Posts: 5,794
vCash: 500
It amazes me why folks still, despite Wheeler's productive career to date, talk about his tripping over the blue line. Its as if rookies and young players should never make mistakes. Sheesh.....

Ratty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 04:29 PM
  #102
Mr. Make-Believe
Moderator
Pass me another nail
 
Mr. Make-Believe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Erotic Fantasies
Country: Canada
Posts: 19,559
vCash: 500
...

Don't believe that the Bruins are actively shopping right now. But the only "hole" I see in their forward ranks, is the plethora of LH shots and wanting to get a guy who maybe skates/shoots right naturally.

Mr. Make-Believe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 04:38 PM
  #103
RussellmaniaKW
Registered User
 
RussellmaniaKW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,910
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Make-Believe View Post
...

Don't believe that the Bruins are actively shopping right now. But the only "hole" I see in their forward ranks, is the plethora of LH shots and wanting to get a guy who maybe skates/shoots right naturally.
The thing is, I don't see them looking for an upgrade in their top 6 so if they want a righty for their bottom 6 they could just insert Johnson (lol) into the lineup. They don't have the cap space to acquire anyone else IMO.

RussellmaniaKW is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 04:42 PM
  #104
Mr. Make-Believe
Moderator
Pass me another nail
 
Mr. Make-Believe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Erotic Fantasies
Country: Canada
Posts: 19,559
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by RussellmaniaKW View Post
The thing is, I don't see them looking for an upgrade in their top 6 so if they want a righty for their bottom 6 they could just insert Johnson (lol) into the lineup. They don't have the cap space to acquire anyone else IMO.
I don't see them looking at all, personally. But that's the only thing that I could imagine them thinking about swapping out. A lefty for a righty.

Mr. Make-Believe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 04:47 PM
  #105
RussellmaniaKW
Registered User
 
RussellmaniaKW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,910
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Make-Believe View Post
I don't see them looking at all, personally. But that's the only thing that I could imagine them thinking about swapping out. A lefty for a righty.
well yeah, I agree too. This is a total BS rumor. Chia won't be looking to add to this team unless there's an injury down the stretch. if everyone is healthy and playing well at the deadline I don't think Chia will even be looking to make a move then.

RussellmaniaKW is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 04:59 PM
  #106
bruinsfan46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,122
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratty View Post
It amazes me why folks still, despite Wheeler's productive career to date, talk about his tripping over the blue line. Its as if rookies and young players should never make mistakes. Sheesh.....
It's good fun and him constantly going offside as a Bruin was true. I just think it's time for Bruins fans to move on from Blake Wheeler, he had a nice rookie year then his play totally stagnated for the next season and a half and he was a very frustrating player to watch. He was 24 years old with hundreds of NHL games played when Boston deal him. The trade wasn't a bad one, Stuart was replaced by the cheaper McQuaid and Peverely played better on the Cup run than Wheeler ever would have. My main point is he doesn't belong in this thread yet check the first page. There are how many forwards Chia could be looking at if there is any truth to this unlikely rumour, why would anybody want the guy back who worked so poorly in the same system?


Last edited by bruinsfan46: 11-11-2013 at 05:16 PM.
bruinsfan46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 05:41 PM
  #107
Bill Ladd
Hockey's Future Staff
 
Bill Ladd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wellesley, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 15,184
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by VeddarRants View Post
If they are, I wonder what they would consider an upgrade. A similar skilled/two way winger, but a RH shot? Or a power forward to help give the line some muscle?

I prefer to keep Eriksson. Love his game, love the player. I think he'll be fine as the season goes on. BUT... if I had to make a trade, my man crush for Charlie Coyle cannot be ignored, lol. RH shot, power forward, impressive size mixed with skill, local kid, and a quality that's a Chia favorite: the ability to play both wing and center.
I was thinking of similar types…

Maybe Dallas would jump at the chance to get Loui back and swap him for Chiasson (who Chiarelli really wanted included in the deal in the first place).

Maybe Evander Kane? He's not a RH shot, but he's a straight line, drive the net, power forward who puts a ton of pucks on goal.

Maybe the Rangers would be interested in reuniting Eriksson with Richards? Not sure who would make sense there…

Like you, I hope Eriksson makes all of this a moot point. Just kicking around the what-if's.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gillesgilbert View Post
It is kind of ironic if they do trade Eriksson. He was supposed to be a much better fit than Seguin but hasn't been thus far. With the emergence of Smith and Soderberg maybe it is an option they are looking at.I think I would rather have Smith playing with Bergeron and Marchand. PC does not have an ego,he will bite the bullit and admit when they were wrong and reload.I hope Eriksson turns it on but like Seguin he doesn't seem like a Bruin.
Yes, it would be ironic. They move Kessel and think Seguin will be a better fit. They move Seguin because they think Eriksson will be a better fit. Then they move Eriksson because they think ???? will be a better fit.

__________________
Bill Ladd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 06:58 PM
  #108
BrainOfJ
Call it a comeback
 
BrainOfJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: State St.
Country: United States
Posts: 14,785
vCash: 500
If Edmonton would have just picked Seguin we wouldn't have this issue

BrainOfJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 07:00 PM
  #109
flannelman
default user
 
flannelman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lempster, NH
Country: Ireland
Posts: 10,569
vCash: 920
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrainOfJ View Post
If Edmonton would have just picked Seguin we wouldn't have this issue
yes we would. Hall would be on IR.


flannelman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:05 PM
  #110
DKH
Registered User
 
DKH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 26,912
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to DKH
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrainOfJ View Post
If Edmonton would have just picked Seguin we wouldn't have this issue
No guarantee they win the Cup. I'll take 2011 and not mess with history. That one game by Seguin was pivotal and although I think Hall is the better play now and in the future; the Bruins could win 10 Cups and I doubt I'll ever feel as happy if you added up all 10 as I did on that night June 15, 2011. It made all those years and emotions worth it. Crazy but Seguin will always have a soft spot for being on the team and that spectacular game

DKH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:14 PM
  #111
DKH
Registered User
 
DKH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 26,912
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to DKH
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Ladd View Post
I was thinking of similar types…

Maybe Dallas would jump at the chance to get Loui back and swap him for Chiasson (who Chiarelli really wanted included in the deal in the first place).

Maybe Evander Kane? He's not a RH shot, but he's a straight line, drive the net, power forward who puts a ton of pucks on goal.

Maybe the Rangers would be interested in reuniting Eriksson with Richards? Not sure who would make sense there…

Like you, I hope Eriksson makes all of this a moot point. Just kicking around the what-if's.



Yes, it would be ironic. They move Kessel and think Seguin will be a better fit. They move Seguin because they think Eriksson will be a better fit. Then they move Eriksson because they think ???? will be a better fit.
I watched Chaisson live at BU and my friend who works there brought my kid down to meet him not having any idea who he was but that he was such a good kid. After that I would watch him carefully and you could tull he had NHL size and board and stick work. Loui is starting to play like I expected but I can agree Chaisson would be a heck of a Bruin

DKH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:19 PM
  #112
Dellstrom
The new age
 
Dellstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boston
Country: United States
Posts: 17,284
vCash: 50
Yakupov looks like he's going to be traded. Edmonton doesn't seem to like him and Yak looks to be pissed off from his benching and how they're handling it altogether.

Really doubt he'd be the type of guy the Bruins would pursue, but food for thought.

Dellstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:26 PM
  #113
SPV
Zoinks!
 
SPV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Posts: 4,809
vCash: 500
I don't know how we could afford it, but I'd like to see Versteeg on Boston. I think we could do it at the deadline with the LTIR money; but I'm not sure.


Lucic-Krejci-Iginla
Marchand-Bergeron-Versteeg
Eriksson-Soderberg-Smith
Paille-Kelly-Campbell
Thornton

SPV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:26 PM
  #114
David Krejci
STANLEY CUP CHAMPS
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,101
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarshmontMcSlewfoot View Post
Is this serious?

We got a kid in Spooner who will give us 10x what that washed up scrub Ryder would and he can't get a game and people think we need another forward?

Nah, I'm done with 30 something plugs. Unless you make a blockbuster deal where Marchand brings back a more talented first liner or something to that effect this is moronic.


Where the hell is another vet gonna play? We gonna bench Soderberg again whos been our best forward after Krejci and Lucic like we did last year for some pos like dogavins?


Awful idea.
That "washed up scrub" is a perrenial 25-30 goal scorer, who just so happens to be an absolute animal in the playoffs, and has already helped us win one Stanley Cup. I like what Spooner showed last game when he was called up, but right now, as is, he can't hold Ryder's jock.

The hate for Ryder on here is hilarious, people are clueless. Whatever, I don't care, just makes it easier to know who to put on your ignore list, I guess.

David Krejci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:32 PM
  #115
Shaun
beauty
 
Shaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Country: Italy
Posts: 21,140
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dellstrom View Post
Yakupov looks like he's going to be traded. Edmonton doesn't seem to like him and Yak looks to be pissed off from his benching and how they're handling it altogether.

Really doubt he'd be the type of guy the Bruins would pursue, but food for thought.
He would look good in Montreal with Galchenyuk

Shaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:32 PM
  #116
BrainOfJ
Call it a comeback
 
BrainOfJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: State St.
Country: United States
Posts: 14,785
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Krejci View Post
That "washed up scrub" is a perrenial 25-30 goal scorer, who just so happens to be an absolute animal in the playoffs, and has already helped us win one Stanley Cup. I like what Spooner showed last game when he was called up, but right now, as is, he can't hold Ryder's jock.

The hate for Ryder on here is hilarious, people are clueless. Whatever, I don't care, just makes it easier to know who to put on your ignore list, I guess.
Clueless?

Did Michael Ryder fans start following in June 2011?

I for one remember the entire picture. Eternities between goals, even longer between shifts with effort. Constant call for a healthy scratch.

one of the most frustrating bruins to ever wear the sweater. Sorry, don't want part of that again.

I'll stay clueless, and you can continue to focus on a decent playoff run he had 4 years ago.

Off to the ignore list I go because we disagree about a 3rd line player!

BrainOfJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:33 PM
  #117
EastCoastNiner
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,798
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DKH View Post
No guarantee they win the Cup. I'll take 2011 and not mess with history. That one game by Seguin was pivotal and although I think Hall is the better play now and in the future; the Bruins could win 10 Cups and I doubt I'll ever feel as happy if you added up all 10 as I did on that night June 15, 2011. It made all those years and emotions worth it. Crazy but Seguin will always have a soft spot for being on the team and that spectacular game
Yes, Seguin was excellent that game, but people really need to stop using this terrible reasoning, or lackthreof of why Seguin was the correct pick (they had no choice) and why people would have wanted him over Hall that season.

You can claim that he was the reason the Bruins won that game, and I'd agree. However, you could also very easily argue if the Bruins had Hall or someone of that caliber, they never would have been put in that situation to need to win that game. I was perfectly fine with the Seguin pick, but people really need to stop using one game of a players career as one of their main justifications why the trade(s) and pick was correct. It's a really a fools argument.

EastCoastNiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:34 PM
  #118
Shaun
beauty
 
Shaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Country: Italy
Posts: 21,140
vCash: 50
michael ryder is the bruin equivalent of battered wife syndrome

Shaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:35 PM
  #119
EastCoastNiner
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,798
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
He would look good in Montreal with Galchenyuk
Since you seem to like the same exact players as me for the most part, he'd look great on the Bruins with GOATvechkin as a cap dump (People were foolish last season) and Yakupov as your "typical lazy Russian".

This team could really use a pure goal scorer........

EastCoastNiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:37 PM
  #120
fake british accent
Registered User
 
fake british accent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 526
vCash: 500
This should barely be considered a rumor...

I guess there is a source, but the source didn't source it to anyone (even anonymously), and it was a throwaway line; he just figured it'd stick because the B's aren't scoring prolifically.

fake british accent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:37 PM
  #121
Confound
-Vindicated-
 
Confound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maine
Country: United States
Posts: 17,584
vCash: 500
Troy Brouwer could possibly be had, he could be a solid addition.

EDIT- Forgot he is making 3.6 million nevermind.

Confound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:44 PM
  #122
Shaun
beauty
 
Shaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Country: Italy
Posts: 21,140
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastNiner View Post
Since you seem to like the same exact players as me for the most part, he'd look great on the Bruins with GOATvechkin as a cap dump (People were foolish last season) and Yakupov as your "typical lazy Russian".

This team could really use a pure goal scorer........
They could probably hide his defensive flaws by playing him with Bergeron but I doubt the Bruins would trade the assets it would require for him.

Shaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:46 PM
  #123
fake british accent
Registered User
 
fake british accent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 526
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastNiner View Post
Since you seem to like the same exact players as me for the most part, he'd look great on the Bruins with GOATvechkin as a cap dump (People were foolish last season) and Yakupov as your "typical lazy Russian".

This team could really use a pure goal scorer........
What does a pure goal scorer mean? Like a shootout specialist?

We had a pure goalscorer last year who scored 1 goal on 70 shots.

fake british accent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:54 PM
  #124
BrainOfJ
Call it a comeback
 
BrainOfJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: State St.
Country: United States
Posts: 14,785
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by fake british accent View Post
What does a pure goal scorer mean? Like a shootout specialist?

We had a pure goalscorer last year who scored 1 goal on 70 shots.
So we write off any goal scorer from here on out?

Do all fan bases live in the past this much?

BrainOfJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-11-2013, 08:57 PM
  #125
fake british accent
Registered User
 
fake british accent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 526
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrainOfJ View Post
So we write off any goal scorer from here on out?

Do all fan bases live in the past this much?
Which goalscorer are we writing off exactly?

fake british accent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.