Bolts interested in Boughner

The St. Petersberg Times reported this morning that the Bolts are looking at Avalanche defenseman Bob Boughner. Lightning coach John Tortorella is impressed with Rookie Timo Helbling but covets a more experienced blueliner. Boughner, in his tenth season, is apparently being shopped by Colorado. However, his $950,000 salary may be too high for Tampa to fit under the cap.

This is the first I have heard of Boughner being available. Boughner has played for six teams in ten years and always seems to be on the move. Tampa’s need for another d-man is well do*****ented. If Tampa is unable to take him, then I would assume that everyone who was waiting in line for Brendan Witt may consider him. Montreal could definately use an experienced physical stay-at-home dman.

7 Responses to Bolts interested in Boughner

  1. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Bob Boughner is a solid defenseman, and great leadership for a young defense core. He may be a little overpaid, but would definitely be an asset to the Bolts blue line

  2. mike11 says:

    Ouch! $950,000 is too much! Boughner is definetly not overpaid, hes a very solid decenceman and has a decent shot that could help the bolts out.

  3. N25philly says:

    he’s not going to Tampa, he signed with Calgary

  4. habsoverserver says:

    Flames signed Marchment. They probly don’t want Boughner.

  5. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    Flames signed marchment not boughner…. how do you mix up the 2.

  6. intelligentscorpio says:

    Penguins can surely use a solid defeseman like Boughner. He played for them earlier in his career and was good for them. Looking at all the one goal losses the Pens have in the last three games, Boughner would be a good addition. Also, they have cap room.

  7. Mullet says:

    The New NHL SUCKS! I hate a lot of the new rules! some are just ridiculous! I will name the ones I hate!

    1)The shootout- it’s a skills challenge and not part of hockey! It’s like telling NFL teams that if there’s a tie their QB has to throw the football at a target to find out eho wins. Just have continuous OT like in the playoffs, thats much more entertaining to watch!

    2)Goalie playing the puck restrictions. I don’t think it’s bad but they should make the trapazoid bigger for more space for the goalies.

    3)Automatic suspension with a fight after the 5 minute mark in the 3rd period. This is possibly the most retarded rule of all! This is usually the time when most of the fights break out! Fighting is a part of hockey, and by allowing this rule you are possibly causing more stick related incidents! Get rid of this rule and the instigator rule and stick related incidents will decrease in hockey!

    4) The new obstruction rules! I like the base of this rule! but it’s too extreme right now! tiny hooks and holds should be allowed. Also defencemen should be allowed to try to move players away from the front of the net without getting penalties called on them! I mean i want to see hockey with some flow. With all these penalties it’s slowing the game down even more! These are the new rules that I hate!


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