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02-12-2014, 06:33 PM
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Erik Cole to Boston

Someone brought up Cole in the Daley to Boston thread. Got me thinking that a Boston 3rd line featuring Cole and bumping Kelly to the 4th line would possibly give the Bruins the deepest forward group in the NHL. He could also take over 3rd line RW duties next year if Iginla isn't back and Eriksson moves up.

I'm not sure Spooner* would be on the table, but any other prospect(s) would be. The Bruins would pay extra for Cole to come at 50%.

Lucic/Krejci/Iginla
Marchand/Bergeron/Smith
Eriksson/Soderberg/Cole - Eriksson moves to his natural wing
Paille/Kelly/(Campbell/Thornton)


*Although, selfishly, since I live in Austin, driving up to Dallas to see a center combo of Seguin/Spooner would be fun .

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As long as Dallas is in the playoff hunt, which they almost certainly will be at the trade deadline, you'd probably have to knock their socks off for Cole. Maybe you could send Joe Morrow back to Dallas.

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As long as Dallas is in the playoff hunt, which they almost certainly will be at the trade deadline, you'd probably have to knock their socks off for Cole. Maybe you could send Joe Morrow back to Dallas.
It is a 5 way race for 1 spot, but I see your point.

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The problem is that Cole is the most useful of Dallas' vets. He has recovered from a poor transition after the Montreal trade and a slow start to this season. If he was traded it'd result in a poorer team on the ice right now. Personally I'd still move him for a good offer even with the team in playoff contention due to the extra year on his deal. He still has his wheels, it's just at times his hands have appeared almost completely shot and it makes me nervous that say by next season they could mysteriously disappear again and the market for him as a pure rental dries up.

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It is a 5 way race for 1 spot, but I see your point.
And wouldn't you know it, they currently occupy that 1 spot. His value has rebounded in a big way and I don't see a team making the kind of offer that would be enough to move him.

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Cole is slow and still has term left on his contract. He'd be of no interest to Boston. Mentioning Spooner as a return is ridiculous.

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Cole is slow and still has term left on his contract. He'd be of no interest to Boston. Mentioning Spooner as a return is ridiculous.
Well that just proves you know nothing about the player. His speed is a huge asset.

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Cole is slow and still has term left on his contract. He'd be of no interest to Boston. Mentioning Spooner as a return is ridiculous.
Cole is not slow.

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cole ? slow? lol

hands and timing an issue sometimes? yeah, but he hits and can really move

he is someone I would like to keep unless we can find blueline help for him

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in fact


cole/daley

and fiddler/robidas combo for a daley/robidas upgrade I would take in a heartbeat

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Cole is slow and still has term left on his contract. He'd be of no interest to Boston. Mentioning Spooner as a return is ridiculous.
Yeah, the whole interesting part of him is that he is fast and big to pair with Soderberg and negate some of Eriksson soft play. Closest comparison would be a big version of Paille that has 14 goals this season. I wouldn't do Spooner for him straight up either, but any other prospect would be on the table.

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Cole is slow and still has term left on his contract. He'd be of no interest to Boston. Mentioning Spooner as a return is ridiculous.
The single best aspect of Erik Cole's game is his speed.

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Cole is slow and still has term left on his contract. He'd be of no interest to Boston. Mentioning Spooner as a return is ridiculous.
Just because a player is old doesn't automatically mean they're slow.

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Yeah, the whole interesting part of him is that he is fast and big to pair with Soderberg and negate some of Eriksson soft play. Closest comparison would be a big version of Paille that has 14 goals this season. I wouldn't do Spooner for him straight up either, but any other prospect would be on the table.
you'd be hard pressed to get him at 50% in that case.

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HFTrades saying Cole is slow is my favorite HF of 2013-2014.

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So... what you are saying is... Cole is not slow? Can someone verify that 8 more times please?

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Just because a player is old doesn't automatically mean they're slow.
But Cole is slow. Bruins have no interest in him.

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But Cole is slow. Bruins have no interest in him.
Were you not paying attention to everybody else?

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Someone brought up Cole in the Daley to Boston thread. Got me thinking that a Boston 3rd line featuring Cole and bumping Kelly to the 4th line would possibly give the Bruins the deepest forward group in the NHL. He could also take over 3rd line RW duties next year if Iginla isn't back and Eriksson moves up.

I'm not sure Spooner* would be on the table, but any other prospect(s) would be. The Bruins would pay extra for Cole to come at 50%.

Lucic/Krejci/Iginla
Marchand/Bergeron/Smith
Eriksson/Soderberg/Cole - Eriksson moves to his natural wing
Paille/Kelly/(Campbell/Thornton)


*Although, selfishly, since I live in Austin, driving up to Dallas to see a center combo of Seguin/Spooner would be fun .
Not sure I see a fit here for Boston. Soderberg's FO% is 38.3 so unless that improves Kelly is probably a main stay on that line.

Also Cole's contract is an issue. I wouldn't trade Spooner, Koko, Subban, Bart or Morrow for Dallas to retain salary which they'd have to do to make this work so this deal seems like a no go.

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Even at 50% he still puts Boston over the cap, or am I missing something. Doesn't seem like a good risk considering the role he'd play on the team.

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It was me that suggested it; I acquired Cole & Robidas in my Quebec dynasty and we went on to with the Cup; so I thought why not in real life too!!

I think someone just nailed it on the head though; we probably couldn't afford him anyway with the cap; unless we somehow could move Kelly too.

All that said, I think he would give us the best third line in the league; Cole-Soderberg-Eriksson.

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I don't know what Texans consider 'fast', but Cole is definitely slow. Especially when carrying the puck, it's painful to watch.

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I don't know what Texans consider 'fast', but Cole is definitely slow. Especially when carrying the puck, it's painful to watch.
There's no reason to be rude, especially considering your opinion is an overwhelming minority from most NHL fans not Texans. Someone else already made this claim .... and it's been debated.

A Boston fan mentioned Spooner first not Dallas. The majority understand it's silly to ask for him. A Boston fan also asked for Cole ... not Dallas fans pushing him on anyone. IF the value is fair great, but it's probably a 50/50 split in Dallas fans would prefer to keep him.

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I don't know what Texans consider 'fast', but Cole is definitely slow. Especially when carrying the puck, it's painful to watch.
Canadian here, Cole is fast. Keep watching the east-only games bud

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