eepstein0 wrote: flyingelvii wrote: bignick33 wrote:
Salzano14 wrote:This team is built to contend for a Stanley Cup for (easily) the next half a decade. Don't blow up the future just for Zach ****ing Parise.
You say that as if Parise isn't an excellent hockey player...
And they aren't really blowing it up by trading a good prospect, a middling one with a 2nd line ceiling and a likely back end first round pick for one of the top wingers in the NHL.
The Bruins thrive on not having "that guy" on offense. It makes me nervous that he'd "Kovulchuk" this team. Parise is clearly a good player, but salary wise he's going to demand a ton of money
I assumed (perhaps erroneously) that parise won't command Ilya-money. Unless he puts up another 90+ point season this year (very unlikely), I think the question of whether he is still a franchise player will follow him. I could see him getting Richards-money, unless he goes off in the final 3/4 of this season, in which case he will undoubtedly command more.
Another rumor that keeps coming up--but is probably entirely speculative--is Rick Nash. Like Parise, he has the skill-set that the Bruins are presumed to covet. And, it has been reported that the Blue Jackets have inquired about Tuukka. As long as the Bruins have a star-in-waiting riding the bench (I believe Rask led the NHL in GAA two years ago; if not, he was close), these rumors will persist. As a hockey fan, it would be slightly sad to see that potentially excellent Nash/Carter line broken up so soon, however. That's probably the only thing that franchise has going for it right now.
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