Comments on: Doubts about Bob!
NHL - Hockey Trade Rumors, providing NHL Hockey Trade Rumors since 1996Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:35:58 +0000hourly1By: RealisticNick
Sat, 03 Mar 2007 13:26:21 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15216#comment-214339Chara is only 8 spots ahead of Souray in +/- and he makes 7+ million a year, Souray also has 54 points, so are you saying Chara isn’t worth the money either? How about Brian McGivaway? He makes more dumb moves that Souray who will just often be out of position. Are they going to go out and find another 50+point D-man on the free agent market this summer that is that much better than Souray? Plus they would have to outbid other teams where Souray says he wants to stay in Montreal because of “unfinnished business”, so Gainey did not blow it. Why would he either trade all the young players for old players to make one run? or trade the older guys and be left with all young guys or prospects? He’s not going to be a buyer or a seller for the fun of it, he got good return for Rivet and did not break up the team, come next year that will be extra time spent together and possibly better chemistry and extra experience on the young players.
Fri, 02 Mar 2007 23:18:59 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15216#comment-214338Oh and when I made the comparison to Daigle and Carlo, and what Bourdon could be, it does not matter that the positions are different as I was not using their style as the example but their lack of production or injuries.
Fri, 02 Mar 2007 23:14:39 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15216#comment-214337I never said the players from Montreal couldn't end up like that, that is why prospect depth is important, look at their picks from mid-90's to 2000, we'll stick with first selections, 1990-Turner Stevenson 12th, 1991 Brent Bilodeau 17th, 1992 David Wilkie 20th, 1993 Saku Koivu 21st, 1994 Brad Brown 18th, 1995 Terry Ryan 8th, 1996 Matt (not Chris) Higgins 18th, 1997 Jason Ward 11th, 1998 Eric Chouinard 16th, 1999 Alexander Buturlin 39th, 2000 Ron Hainsey 13th…as you can see even though these players were very skilled in the junior ranks it does not mean they are going ot translate into these big superstar scoring machines in the NHL, in fact all but Koivu were pretty much busts. And as far as knowing they won't end up like the Jackets this year, they are better than them this year and should not be changing too much to cause a downward plunge. They have enough young players that are improving to mix in well with the solid vets, Columbus is missing the older more talented players to carry the load when the young superstars slump.