McLaren Deal Done?????

McLaren Deal Done?

Various media sources are reporting that the deal involving Boston Bruins defenseman Kyle McLaren is complete, and an announcement is imminent. As discussed on TFP previously, the reports suggest McLaren is on his way to the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Brad Isbister and a draft pick. TFP has not been able to contact officials in either Boston or New York this morning.

McLaren, 25, has not played this season and requested a trade after turning down Boston’s qualifying offer of $1.755-million. He has 34 goals, 90 assists and 370 penalty minutes in 417 NHL games. Isbister, also 25, has 9 goals and 10 assists in 38 games with the Islanders

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68 Responses to McLaren Deal Done?????

  1. nixter says:

    Thank God There are reports it is not done. Whew!

  2. caskade says:

    the fourthperiod.com has already been known to create false rumors simply for the snowball publicity effect to create more site traffic. lets not all forget the field day they had with the rangers last season.

  3. bsfan1914 says:

    dont forget how the rangers are interested every overpayed whiner in the league so ide have a field day with that too

  4. Tradedude says:

    yea well i just seen it on the site, so i just posted it.

  5. Tradedude says:

    he’s a kid, i thought he was a veteran, just look at him, he looks old.

    plus, jason is a good energy guy, not much of a scorer or anything.

  6. mikster says:

    Wouldn’t help the goaltending and defense though. No big improvement with Isbister.

  7. mikster says:

    Bertuzzi is no wimp. Isbister cries….i still remember when he backed away from Fleury…what a loser.

  8. mikster says:

    I agree with that, sure….but Isbister would bring more to the Bruins since his stats would depend on Thornton and Murray. McLaren would solidify the defense, he is not worth $2 which is the least he wants.

  9. mikster says:

    You do bring a good point, but using the Rangers is just an off topic subject to get back at him.

    Holik gets $9.6 this season, and i am glad he’ll get $6.5 the next two or three seasons since that is what he would have gotten had the Devils re-signed him months before July. They pissed him off, so he raised his price up to at least $8.5M. Also Kaspar makes less in the next seasons.

    Rangers are playing with a $40M roster now, and injuries are no excuses, but they have not even played a game yet with a full healthy roster. I would like to see how other teams would do without their defensive forward, top scorer, number one goalie, top defenseman, two other defenseman on the IR all on long-term injuries.

    So, how do you thikn the Isle’s would do without Yashin, Peca, Hamrlik, Jonsson, Cairns, and…whoever their best goalie is… ??? For 20 or so games?

    They suck just without Peca.

    Now, this was off topic and nothing to do with the article or his comment, or yours. Gotcha ya back 😉

  10. mikster says:

    Their rumors are just liek other rumors. DUH….

    And, they say that VARIOUS REPORTS, that means other media sources, are talking about the deal.

    Numbnuts.

  11. bsfan1914 says:

    the goaltending is not the problem the defence is the problem and yes it would be an improvement because they are playing without their top two offensive players

  12. dereksanderson says:

    If this deal takes place, various sources say it already has and mclaren just has to sign the contract, I think both teams come out in better shape. People online seem to forget that at one point in his carreer Brad Isbister had 64 points in 64 games to go along with the fact that he is 6’4 and weighs enough to fill out his height. It is very hard to name another young player in the league that has the potential to become a dominant power forward other then Brad Isbister. The argument that Isbister has taken to long to develop is seen continously but that is false. Take a look at Bill Geurin only in the past 3-4 years of his carreer has he developed into a force; before that he was a 25 goal 40 point role player. Most of Bill Guerin’s carreer was development and only in his later years has he finally come into his own. In his time spent with the devils not once did Guerin put up 64 points in the same number of games and the times Geurin notched 60 points in a season, back then, were few and far between. Todd Bertuzzi the leagues other dominant power forward took years playing on the 3rd and 4th lines, as a tough scrapper, to finally blow up. Before his two most recent seasons Bertuzzi seldom saw over fourty points in a season, a plateau isbister has easily reached throughout most of his short carreer. The key to a power forwards success is his ice time, teamates he can learn from and most importantly the strategic style of the team he plays for. Both Bertuzzi and Guerin played on conservative defensive teams, new york and the trapping devils, and both went out west to fast paced scoring offences and developed. Bertuzzi was able to play alongside veterans like trent klatt and a successful scorer (Markus Naslund) while Geurin quickly took the 1st line and played alongside rough and tumble net thrasher Doug Weight. If Isbister does come to Boston he will be on the first line for around two months and will have Glen Murray to show him how to play with power along with Martin Lapointe to show him physical play, the bruins are also one of the more wide open teams on offence in the east, with the guns they currently have. You can bet Isbister will be a success he just needs a change of scenery and some mentorship other then Alexei “big money good for nothing” Yashin and Hard Nosed but often injured(Since his arrival on the Island) Mike Peca; neither of which can properrly show him how to us his size to his advantage .

    Upon hearing the name Kyle Mclaren many people seem to bring up the words whiner, injury prone, dirty and overrated. The thing about Kyle Mclaren is that he hasn’t even had a chance to be rated yet. He has been injury prone but I wouldn’t jump the gun and call him a whiner or dirty or for that matter a danger in the locker room. I have seen quite a few bruins games when they come to my local city (montreal) and in the ones i have seen when kyle did play he was very dominant. The first time I saw him was when Ray Bourque was injured and Mclaren was a very young. McClaren had 8 hits to go along with a goal and 2 assists in that game. In the playoffs last year Kyle was a dominant force that struck fear into his opponents and played hard nosed hockey. Whenever Mclaren was healthy throughout his career it is very hard to pick out a game he played in where he made enough bad mistakes to be noticed or did not play well. Kyle has the ability to take control of the game with hits and heads up offensive skills, he is not just a stay at home defender and infact has great puck control and a very hard slapshot. Hockey fans seem to think he is a peice of crap just because the only thing they know about him is that he hit zednik and he is often injured. If you do not know anything about kyle mclaren dont try to speak as if you do. Mclaren is only 25 years old and with a change of scenery to go along with other very talented defencemen he will be a force in the nhl for years to come and most likely an nhl all-star at some point in his carreer if people would actually watch him rather then comment on him from highlights they have seen on sports centre. In my oppinion Kyle Mclaren when healthy is even better then the best defencemen the Islanders have(either Aucoin or Hamerlik) but the key word there is “when healthy”. Hopefully for Isles fans he will remain healthy and even if he isin’t when he does play he will make a difference.

    Well that is my 1.45$ on this deal as a Bruins fan I hope this deal does go down because I am happy with our defence and beleive that we need another scorer to help with our recent lack there of. As far as getting a goalie i would love to see us get Jeff Hackett even though that is highly unlikely and I would like to see us finally get rid of lazy Stumpel move Rolston up to the second line and bring in a young center who can play good defence(ie: McCauley, Curtis Brown, Dave Scatchard). I would have been pissed as hell if we had of been dealt Dipietro because i have seen nothing to lead me to beleive that he is anything he is supposed to be, if he was as good as his pick position he would already be playing much like Dan Cloutier has, and i do not hold much stock in the U.S hockey system’s ability to procure goalies. Finally montrealbruinsfan is not the only B fan in montreal there is actually a hoard of us and you will hear us all on febuary the 11th this month when payback will be bitter-sweet!!!!!

    P.S: OCONNEL PULL THE TRIGGER AND GET ISSY!!!!

  13. IslesFan11 says:

    BRAD ISBISTER’S CAREER

    Season Team GP G A TP

    1997-1998 Coyotes 66 9 8 17

    1998-1999 Coyotes 32 4 4 8

    1999-2000 Islanders 64 22 20 42

    2000-2001 Islanders 51 18 14 32

    2001-2002 Islanders 79 17 21 38

    2002-2003 Islanders 38 9 10 19

    1 40 point season, 1 20 goal season. And very injury prone. Have fun with him if this trade goes through!

  14. peanut_butter_shelf says:

    You want to know why the Isles can get away with this trade? Several reasons.

    1. Unlike the Rangers who have the highest payroll in hockey, they have made the playoffs in the past 1/2 decade.

    2. This opens up some potential to get that forward for Yashin’s line. The Isles want Modin from Tampa. Tampa wants Hamrlik. Can you see where I am going here. Replace Hammer before you trade him.

    3. How over paid is a $2M 24 year old D-man with a world of potential?? MAybe the Rangers could have offered up someone to help make up for some of there defensive woes.

    Wow, Holy shit, I am amazed. Had I known that the Rangers payroll of players currently in the lineup was down to $40M I would completely understand why they continue to suck. Shut the hell up!!!! The Carolina Hurricanes went to the Stanley cup finals last year on $36M payroll. Why? Because they have heart and played as a team. 2 things missing from the EGO plagued Rangers. How about Ottawa. $40M payroll = league’s best. Just imagine how freakin good the Rangers might be if they didn’t rely so heavily on yesterday’s heros night in and night out. If the role players actually had a sense that they do in fact play a role on this club.

    The Rangers SUCK. Sather SUCKS. Get used to it!!!

  15. peanut_butter_shelf says:

    Very well written right up until the end. As mad as you might have been had the B’s picked up Dipietro for McLaren, the same is true for Isles fans. They are bringin up Dipietro perfectly. Not rushing him in to start in the NHL and not wasting him on the bench. He is playing night in and night out in the AHL. He played one game this season and started out poorly letting in 2 early goals then he looked stellar as he stopped everything else that came his way.

    Goalies are like a fine wine. They only get better with time. This kid can;t even drink legally in the states so time is on his side. I can’t figure that there is a team in the league that wouldn’t trade a $2M defensemen to take a chance on Dipietro. Hell, Luongo wasn’t too impressive when he first entered the NHL and look how damn good that cat is now.

  16. peanut_butter_shelf says:

    A Rangers fan posted a message primarily asking why the Isles can get away with this trade yet we would all be screaming bloody murder had the Rangers made such a move.

    HERE ARE THE REASONS:

    You want to know why the Isles can get away with this trade? Several reasons.

    1. Unlike the Rangers who have the highest payroll in hockey, they have made the playoffs in the past 1/2 decade.

    2. This opens up some potential to get that forward for Yashin’s line. The Isles want Modin from Tampa. Tampa wants Hamrlik. Can you see where I am going here. Replace Hammer before you trade him. This is known as trading your strengths not your weaknesses. Somethins that Milbury does well and that the Bruins should have done. Traded him earlier when there defense was remarkable.

    3. How over paid is a $2M 24 year old D-man with a world of potential?? MAybe the Rangers could have offered up someone to help make up for some of there defensive woes. No, Instead they picked up Mironov who infact gets paid over a $1M more per season.

    In response to Mikster pleaing the Rangers case of having only $40M lineup at present:

    Wow, Holy shit, I am amazed. Had I known that the Rangers payroll of players currently in the lineup was down to $40M I would completely understand why they continue to suck. Shut the hell up!!!! The Carolina Hurricanes went to the Stanley cup finals last year on $36M payroll. Why? Because they have heart and played as a team. 2 things missing from the EGO plagued Rangers. How about Ottawa. $40M payroll = league’s best. Just imagine how freakin good the Rangers might be if they didn’t rely so heavily on yesterday’s heros night in and night out. If the role players actually had a sense that they do in fact play a role on this club.

    The Rangers SUCK. Sather SUCKS. Get used to it!!!

  17. NYIchooch75 says:

    Hey, I wasn’t jabbing at the Ranger$ by any means. I was just sticking it to that guy because he just HAD to bring them up. Look, the Islanders have had their share of injuries this season as well, maybe not to the Ranger$ extent, but had some. Hamrlik missed 4 weeks, Peca 2 months, Isbister almost 2 weeks now, Bates 3 weeks and he is still not healthy, Kvasha wa hurt (fine, he sucks , but he has been playing very well over the last week or so) and I can tell you that something is wrong with Yashin. He isn’t that bad not to play, but he is definitely hurting, he just doesn’t seem to be the player he was at times early this year. And please don’t tell me it is because he sucks, we both are intelligent hockey fans and we both know that isn’t true.

  18. NYIchooch75 says:

    Ha Ha! I’m just shocked to see that not one Ranger fan bothered to respond! Ha Ha!

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