I'm a huge Boogaard fan and would hate to have to play him 8 times a year.
I'd be inclined to overpay to get him so you don't
the division is certainly getting rather interesting... i'll be fascinated to see what happens with the Devils.
i still have no idea what to expect from our club -- simply remain too young. however, you guys and the Pens will definitely be strong clubs... the Isles are looking like the only doormats (trading for Smyth and not moving Blake was brilliant)... and Devils are heading towards testing the theory that the team was Brodeur.
The problem with getting Boogaard to take on Laraque...is that Laraque always beats him
Yeah but who would you rather have Cote or boogard? Boogard will give him a fight and can win. Cote can’t. Boogard is on par or better than any other heavy Cote would be way way down on the list. It is deflating seeing your “tough guy” get hammered. Boogard will lose some sure but wont get hammered and will destroy people more often than not. He is also young enough that he will be around for say 8 years or so.
We'd be giving up the pick to get rid of Gauthier.
Yeah, I said this yeasterday too. To get rid of either Gauthier or Hatcher we will be giving up like a 3rd. Gauthier and a 3rd for Boogard, I'd do it. We cut Gauthiers 2.1 mil salary, open up a spot for Picard (whom I believe NEEDS to be on this team) at about .5 mil, add in a top notch enforcer at about 1 mil, decrease the need to promote a kid from the phantoms at about .5 mil, results in about 1 mil in extrat cap space for us. I sure hope this is a real deal they are working on and not just someone's stupid idea of a "supposed" rumor.
i would absolutely loooooove this....cote blows, boogey would be a great addition to eagers line...the thought of this potential line gives me chills, it would be amazing. not only is this guy a good fighter, but he really scares people out there and from what i've seen, he is extremely disciplined and only goes off when needed. seems to have a very positive influence on the crowd and the team...he'd fit in great for philly.
I so want this to happen, i know it probably wont though...HOWEVER, that didnt stop me and about 10 of my friends from sending emails to philly.com saying flyers fans want boogaard....hey, you never know if fan response has even an ounce of influence haha....yea i know i'm lame...