Big Bad Bruin Trade

Jumbo move

When a season is in danger of going down the drain, a team has only a few choices: Fire the coach, as has been speculated with regard to the status of Bruins coach Mike Sullivan, or it can — in effect — fire players.
Last night, the Bruins took the latter route, shipping captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for 27-year-old left wing Marco Sturm, 29-year-old center Wayne Primeau, and the crown jewel of the deal — 26-year-old defenseman Brad Stuart.
It marks the end of a chapter of Bruins hockey during which Boston believed that landing Thornton, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 draft, and left wing Sergei Samsonov (taken No. 8 overall that year) would mark the beginning of a long, successful run for the Original Six franchise.

Wings defenseman Fischer again treated at hospital

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer suffered a “brief, abnormal cardiac rhythm” Monday night, the team said Wednesday, and will undergo more testing at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Fischer, 25, was released from Detroit Medical Center on Wednesday after testing and observation. He has been on the injured list since he collapsed Nov. 22 on the bench during a game against the Nashville Predators. His heart apparently stopped, and team and emergency medical technicians performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and used an automated defibrillation machine to revive him. He was taken to a Detroit hospital, where he remained for parts of three days.

Roenick critical of his poor play

Jeremy Roenick is nothing if not candid. Even when it comes to criticizing himself.
Before the Los Angeles Kings left for an important four-game road trip yesterday, Roenick publicly said what others have been whispering for weeks: that he’s playing some of the worst hockey of his NHL career.
“I haven’t felt comfortable on the ice since Day 1,” Roenick said. “Is my game where it was 3 years ago, or 2 years ago? No. Will it be? You know, I really don’t know.”

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4 Responses to Big Bad Bruin Trade

  1. hb says:

    Art can you List all the good players that have been drafted by the bruins and let go over the last ten years? It seems to me like they let superstars slip through their grasp all the time. I could be wrong.

  2. Art says:

    Looking back at the Bruins drafts over the last ten years I’d have to say, the Bruins can’t draft.

  3. Art says:

    Here’s the link to all their drafts.
    I’m not impressed.
    Patrice Bergeron is the only impact player since they took Raycroft in 1998.

  4. Jon B says:

    I don’t think that the Bruins got enough. Not even a high draft pick thrown in? I would have scrapped Wayne Primeau and asked for Michalek or another high pick. Basically, Primeau was just to move money around. So the trade is really Thornton (26 year old superstar)for Sturm and Stuart (two good players). Now, if you throw in San Jose’s ’06 first rounder then I think you are close.
    Value wise, for Flyers fans think of the same trade but subtract Thornton and add in Gagne. Do you like the trade? Didn’t think so.

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