In terms of free agent signings, the signing of Bryan Berard has helped the team immensely. Oconnell also was behind the signing of O’donnell, zamuner and lapointe(who’s $2.5 mill overpaid). All good sigings that were essential in adding depth, character, and chemistry to the B’s young nucleus. His drafting has been ok, (hilbert, goren) with one exception: Nick Boynton(originally drafted by the capitals but he re-entered), who has become the B’s #1 rearguard.
I think it’s clearly a team Oconnell has created.
It’s just interesting that because of the B’s reluctance to dole out the big contracts the management gets branded as incompetent. In my opinion that’s not even close to the truth.]]>
I guess you’re just bitter the Rangers stink now and always will. I LOVE watching this overpaid stiffs lose.
That’s the main core of his version of the Bruins. Other than that trade, his next better one is the Shields trade.
So, it’s not like he made a lot of moves for the Bruins. I mean, i don’t think anyone expected Mike Knuble to actually play hockey.
But, not like Dave Taylor was even that smart in giving up to key veteran scorers for one in return and a PK’er.]]>