2)Gill won the arbitration last year. He is under contract until the end of the 2003-04 season.
3)Samsonov may fit that spot, but that does not mean they will get him. I’ve heard Hlavac’s name thrown around.
4)A damn good young defenseman? What has Jillson ACTUALLY proven? He was in the minors last year when Boston got him. He was never called up. Brennan who is much older was called up over Jillson. Now with that said… I DO think he has potential. But so did Kvartalnov, Lacher, Carey, Storr, and a host of other guys. I think more Boston fans would feel better about getting Poti to replace McLaren then Jillson. And as for Gill, he is also part of the Bruins’ future. Gill is only 28 and he is 6’7″ 230 lbs! He is a monster in the defensive zone. He makes very few mistakes.
5)I honestly feel if the Bruins are NOT going to get Cujo, then they will get Potvin. With Potvin, they can sign him for a year and use him as a teacher for Raycroft.
But finally, the only other thing I see possibly happening is a three way deal with NYR/Det/Bos.
That would actually make sense. This way New York would not trade away a center, but they would upgrade the goaltending. (NO, I do not think Cujo is an upgrade, but Slather liked him in Edm.) Detroit would get rid of Cujo’s salary, and Boston would get a goalie and get rid of LaPointe’s salary.
Just a thought!]]>
2. Didn’t Gill win an arbitration settlement or has one coming up? I heard he could win like $2.5 mill and if they aren’t going to pay Berard that price, I don’t think they’re going to pay Gill that price, who could eventually be a holdout also. They’ve expressed interest in Berard coming back, but they don’t seem to want him at that price, so I doubt that Gill will come back if he gets the money.
3. Rangers need a 1st line left winger, Samsonov is the right fit.
4. Why the hell is Boston going to give up a damn good, young 2 way defenseman in Jeff Jillson? He’s 6’3 220 pounds, and he’s going to be one of the top defenseman in the game, as compared to Hal Gill who’s 6’7 240-250 and is a clean cut stay-at-home defenseman. It would be stupid to do that, Jillson is apart of their future core, thats why they wanted him in that big 3 way deal involving McLaren.
5. This is obvious, but Dunham fits Boston’s salary structure A LOT better than Joseph. Detroit’s not willing to take the shaft in this deal, so they’re driving a hard bargain with Boston/NYR whomever it is they’re trying to trade Cujo to. Slats has shown no interest in Cujo, but things could change.]]>
The only way we get Dunham and Poti is if two things happen.
1)We don’t look at any other goalies. (Reports say O’Connell is talking to Detroit for Cujo/ Potvin does not sign with Boston.)
2)If it happens, it will be Jillson, Hilbert, and a late round pick for those two. NY will be looking to lower salary at the same time.]]>