bruins looking at mogilny boston globe reports

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To that end, general manager Mike O’Connell said he has been giving serious consideration to picking up Alexander Mogilny, the aging Russian sniper who cleared waivers yesterday at noon. Mogilny, who will turn 37 next month, has been an expensive and underperforming part of the Devils this season, leading New Jersey boss Lou Lamoriello to place the former Red Army star in the league’s buck-a-book bin.

”We discussed him at length,” O’Connell said, speaking a couple of hours before last night’s game. ”We looked at it seriously, definitely — not just in the light of our trouble scoring on the power play, but our trouble scoring in general.”

Had the Bruins hired Mogilny yesterday, by dropping a claim his way, they would have been responsible for the approximate $1.75 milion he is due for the remainder of this season, and the $3.5 million he has coming to him in 2006-07. The Bruins, along with 28 other franchises, passed on Mogilny at those prices


22 Responses to bruins looking at mogilny boston globe reports

  1. Gretzkin says:

    Ha! That’s funny!

    Only O’Connell would be stupid enough to do something like that.

    The fact that he makes it that public is awesome.

    Any team interested in him will have to wait for him to re-enter, cutting the 1.75mil in half, which is still a lot of money when you add his 3.5 next year, and he’s almost wheelchair bound.

    The Devils should hold on to him a bit longer, and wait until teams will be desperate enough to cough up the cash. Hoping for some productivity towards a getting a playoff spot.

    Desperation is the only thing that would get Mogilny signed anywhere.

    He is made of paper mache, and is a huge financial liability…

  2. propiro98 says:

    so when he re-enters they only pay half his year and not contract? makes sense, i would want him on my team only if it was half his contract for the remainder of his years on it and not season.

  3. 92-93 says:

    although i agree with the negatives with mogilny – chornic hip problems, expensive – i have to address how overly-negative some here have been portraying Almo. some have even compared him to Bonk and other such busts.

    not even close.

    Mogilny will help whatever team he signs to. too much money on the 2nd year of his contract? yes. but if the Bruins are serious about making the playoffs, they should sign him.

    first of all, the anger and frustration that is surrounding this franchise and their decisions since the end of the lockout seems to centre around the fact that there is no sense of a plan. i mean, if you trade Thornton you’d think you’d be in rebuld mode but it doesn’t look like the B’s are rebuilding anything. so it looks like they are trying to make the playoffs and do damage in them this year!?

    well, i’ve said that thornton trade wasn’t as bad as people said it was for the B’s. yes they could have got more, but they did get some good players who have been contributing to the Bruins line-up every night. yes, they’ve lost there superstar who you can’t really replace. but now they have a much more decentralized team. adding Mogilny to likes of Samsonov, Boyes, Leetch, etc. could only help their chances at the playoffs. and contrary to many people here, they DO have a shot at it. they have to go through the Lightning or Habs, Devils, Thrashers, Isles, and Panthers to get there, but they could do it.

  4. wingerxxx says:

    Mogilny? Is there a reason that O’Connell hasn’t been fired by someone yet? Come on.

    He might get a little more production out of Zhamnov, but he’s not the answer to any problems at his current contract. I’m sure that he would be a better fit in Boston than in New Jersey…but I still don’t like it at all, especially given O’Connell’s other recent moves.

  5. captainjoefish says:

    we would then have sammy zhamnov and mogilny the russia line

    i could see all of them improving with the move but mogilny is pretty old but the bruins do need some improvement

  6. Darcy16 says:

    I hope someone picks up Mogilny. He may be a shadow of his former self but he can still provide some good secondary scoring for any team. Not really worth the money but someones gotta have the cap room. If this is the end for Almo it will be a terrible way to end an amazing career. The Devils should be ashamed of themselves treating a future hall of famer like this.

  7. Gretzkin says:

    I’m not sure if it’s half this seasons, or half the entire contract.

    If the entire contract is halved, then it might be a worthwhile pickup.

    2.6 million in total for the remainder of this year and next would be a good deal, possibly.

    But 4.4 million would be a waste of money.

    I don’t know how that works.

    Anybody?

  8. Flyaz says:

    It would be half this season, anybody would be on the hook for the whole thing next year.

  9. Flyaz says:

    They would never do that however because they have a lot of free agents to re-sign this off season. ie Samsonov and Raycroft to name a few. They traded Thornton to have more money to do that, and picking up Mogilny would negate the money they saved in that trade.

  10. Gretzkin says:

    Thanks man.

  11. Beckfan5 says:

    I think Mogilny would look great on a line with Satan and Yashin!!!!

    he he

  12. neilios says:

    I think Toronto might go after him they like there old washed up crippled half retarded players and they will drop Sundin to get him.

  13. caulky says:

    You have to be the most uneducated, a$$ spewing from the mouth troglydite that has ever posted a comment on this site.

    Your comments just prove that this site allows pitiful people like you to make ridiculous comments on HTR.

  14. skidragoon says:

    obviously you are lying because if this were true they would have signed you.

  15. 2buxaslice says:

    It’s funny. As soon as I saw that the Devil’s had waived him I thought “I bet the Bruins will be interested.”

    Boston is known for signing over the hill washed up players. They signed Coffey at the end of his career, Ranford at the end of his (after trading him away when he was young, then he got good and the B’s waited till he sucked to bring him back) And they signed Leetch this year. Granted Leetch hasn’t really sucked this year but he’s old and only signed for one year so after this season the Bruin’s have to go looking for defense again.

    There is no future with this team. O’Connell sucks, Sinden sucks and Jeremy Jacobs just wants to make a profit. Because of this Boston will never be a contender for the cup. It’s too bad really, I miss the big bad Bruins.

  16. UWSensFan says:

    ZING!

    Nice one 😛

  17. wingsfan13 says:

    consistent sundin, captain, being dropped r u retarded? the mapleleaves aren’t sippin their food threw straws

  18. wingsfan13 says:

    consistent sundin, captain, being dropped r u retarded? the mapleleaves aren’t sippin their food threw straws

  19. wingsfan13 says:

    mogilny underperforming? maybe he isnt top notch but at least its better than roberts or neuiendyke anymore

  20. Rico71 says:

    Yeah get him!

    Then they would have the most injury-prone russian line in hockey history!

    Samsonov-Zhamnov-Mogilny

  21. bruin37 says:

    look at toronto lindros allison they had roberts Czerkawski, Mariusz Belfour, Ed now thats old even if u take roberts out.

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