Could the Bruins move Bergeron?

One Eastern Conference front office man noted that because of some of the contracts the Bruins are locked into (Savard , Ryder , Tim Thomas , Dennis Wideman , Andrew Ference ), moving Bergeron could be a wild-card option. Bergeron , who carries a $4.75 million annual cap hit, will be an unrestricted free agent after 2010-11. On July 1, a no-trade clause will go into effect for Bergeron. Given the strength of Bergeron’s two-way game, he could bring an offensive-minded winger in trade.

“He is what he is,’’ said the executive regarding Bergeron’s offensive potential, citing his age (he will turn 25 July 24).
To trade Bergeron , arguably the team’s best all-around player in 2009-10, would be a high-risk move. While the return could be a top-six wing, Bergeron is a team leader who is a favorite of Julien’s because of his ability to fill multiple roles. While the Bruins would be wary of giving Bergeron a significant raise, the sentiment around the organization is that they would prefer to extend the center instead of trading him or letting him walk after next season

But with the lineup shortcomings the team faces and the playoff loss to Philadelphia still causing heads to shake, few scenarios are considered outlandish.

10 Responses to Could the Bruins move Bergeron?

  1. reinjosh says:

    Its possible especially if they are serious about going after a scoring winger (a definite need, made more apparent by the fact they had no gamebreaker in the second round to put that away). Bergeron would be a big trade chip and along with their other first could land them a really nice forward and clear the necessary cap space.

    I would really like to see this happen but because I want this offseason to be a huge trade offseason. Seeing Spezza, Semin, Kaberle, Bergeron and a few other stars moved would make for an intensely exciting summer and would make the new season a treat to wait for.

  2. mojo19 says:

    he's a really good player. I think if I were the Bruins i'd sooner sign Bergeron to an extension and deal someone else (or 2 other guys). Even if it means having to trade David Krejci, you gotta keep Bergeron

  3. futurebruin says:

    The only way the Bruins guarantee they won't trade him is by stripping Chara of the C and giving to Bergeron, who deserves it way more than Chara does.

  4. repetitivnegativ says:

    There is no way the B's would trade away their best two way player, whom canplay in any situation, has consistently top10 faceoff production, and is their longest tenured player. He's too much of a true Bruin to trade. Buy out ryder's contract and they will save trouble and $.

  5. hockeyhead says:

    unfortunately for bruin fans,  bergie is the only big contract worth the money. 

    thomas, wideman, ferrence, ryder, wheeler even lucic's contract is bad.

    they eat up so much cap space stupid PC is going to have to shed it some way.

    the only real way is bergeron.

    bring harry sinden back man.

  6. HABSSTAR says:

    Wow!  I have a buddy of mine who is a huge B's fan and he'd probably shit if he saw that comment about Sinden.  I don't think a human can hate another human more than Rob hates Sinden. 

  7. Boston_Bruins says:

    At least we spend money now. We might not even be at the cap floor with Sinden in charge haha.

    And Bergeron is going nowhere. This 3 headed monster of a center tandem is great if they're all healthy. They each bring something different to the table.

  8. hockeyhead says:

    bergie is prolly my favorite bruin.  i hope he is staying.

    but what else of value can the bruins trade to clear up cap space that PC was an idiot in creating?

  9. hockeyhead says:

    there has to be a happy medium.

    sinden was selfish and PC is just throwing money away at garbage.

    can someone tell me why we signed ferrence for three years at over 2.2 million.


  10. Boston_Bruins says:

    Yeah same here. I think he's alot of people's favourite Bruin.

    Wideman definitely possessed value. Thomas possesses value (if he'll waive his NTC). Ryder can be moved or bought out. It really isn't that bad.

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