Hmmmmm...if Ottawa offered that, I think you really have to think about it. Id like to see Vermette and Olli together. Meszaros is a young Dman, and Zubov is a decently touted centerman.
What about a similar star for star deal...Bouw for Spezza?
No way we think about it. Vermette is basically a clone of Olesz and maybe with less offensive upside and less physicality. Meszaros is a #4 defenseman at best right now and just came off a poor year. Zubov seems like a very good prospect, but for Bouw? No way.
ottawa would never offer Spezza or Heatley for bouwmeester. that should be pretty obvious to anyone.
Great reasons why, thanks for the explainations. You've added to the topic terriffically.
Since Bouw hasn't been dangled in such a manner, publicly, we have no idea what he could or couldn't get. The guy played more minutes than anyone in the NHL, played great against the best players in the game as his defensive game continues to improve, is able to get onto the stat sheet, is one of the best skaters on the ice, and he's still young.
He's not being "overrated."
__________________ Noooo, no you can't have Ekblad!
That proves what? How many defenseman in the NHL missed that? Is that all you have for your agument? Pronger, Campbell, Markov, Rafalski, and Blake are a few defenseman not named either. I guess they're all overrated defensemen, too?
I'm simply pointing out that some fanboys are overrating him when he hasn't even done anything yet. Spezza and Heatley are proven elite players while bouwmeester isn't otherwise his name would at least be mentioned in that article somewhere.
The guys I mentioned aren't either. You're not a Panthers fan, why do you keep coming in here. Keep thinking Bouw's not a top defenseman in the league, doesn't matter to us, him, or the rest of the hockey know-it-all's who say otherwise. I'm fairly sure you'd be quite surprised by how much other GMs value Bouw.
Pronger has won the Norris, Hart and Stanley Cup
Campbell was Norris nominee this year and so was Markov
Rafalski has two Stanley Cups
Blake has a Norris and a Stanley Cup
and Bouwmeester hasn't been recognized for anything at all because he his team sucks despite him being a mega superstar.
Thanks for the list of accolades. I'm well aware of what they've done in their careers. Yet none of them were mentioned this year, were they? You mentioned that if Bouw "was a star defenseman he'd be mentioned in that article somewehere."
No GM? Your proof is where?
It's all Bouw's fault that the Panthers are where they're at?
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