According to Spector the Anaheim Ducks are looking for depth in the forward lines (guess Mowers didnt exacly cut it eh ). The article also says that they would be willing to trade young Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller to get it. Now that gives me a couple ideas say Fernandez continues to not get it done in Boston and with Timmy being 33 he may only have a couple years left by the time Rask comes up so what if:
Jonas Hiller+ (feel free to work something in there but I'd guess a pick with Hiller)
If Lucic stays Bochenski won't have a spot on this roster and with Fernandez struggling to find his form and Hiller being NHL ready we may be able to use him and Thomas at somepoint this season. I've watched Spengler Cups and I've seen Hiller's first NHL start and he is a very impressive netminder so I think this could be a great move for the B's.
Problem is that I don't think they'd part with Beauchemin unless we overpaid big time. All that's left after Beauchemin (aside from Pronger and Schneider who we don't want / couldn't get) are 5-6 guys like Huskins, Hnidy and our old friend O'Donell.
unless we are getting rid of a goalie we definitely dont need another one...
anaheim doesnt have the money to afford Murray and I doubt they would view Bochenski as their savior.
its not a good fit for us unless it becomes a three way deal.
then again none of us here mention sturm in many trade discussions since he was a high profile resigning last season and got a nt protection.
he did play along time out in calfornia though. i kind of think he is the type of guy anaheim would love to get and if they were shipping a goalie to a team like phoenix and someone like Morris was going to end up in Boston perhaps the whole thing would make sense to all three teams.
anaheim is also rumored willing to use a top draft pick to make a trade work so if phoenix didnt want a goalie, then there is still possibilities to work it all out.
not the best possible fit for us though if i have to be honest. i think theres easier deals for chia to make if we are trying to get a number 2 dman like i think we are
I don't like the proposal at all, mostly because Boston has done terribly with developing their own goalies for the NHL. Also we've gone from having little depth at wing to finally having a surplus. Unless Murray has a groin replacement Bochenski is a decent insurance policy.