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    Kemba 2021: The Jour-knee Begins

    Hayward left on good terms; sucked that he left, but he simply wanted an opportunity to be higher up the food chain. IT was traded for a star, and was traded to a team that had LeBron James. And his career was essentially finished at that point anyway. EDIT: I should say I agree with your...
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    Kemba 2021: The Jour-knee Begins

    So what can Kemba actually do? Threaten to opt out after next season? Threaten to sit out the season? Use his agent to complain to the press? Everyone in the league knows he is injured.
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    Celtics Plan, Summer 2021

    A 2-way may be difficult, in that his salary would probably be quite a bit less than what he would earn in the Euro leagues. Still, he would be fine occupying the 15th slot on the big club roster. But I'm one of those that feel that Edwards' $1.8M guarantee is not a big deal and should not...
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    Bruins Offseason Thread

    But Rask was fine when he returned and was outstanding for the Capitals series. Seems to indicate that with proper management there was real hope he could play through it, which he did until he couldn't. The problem wasn't shutting him down in March; it was starting him in Games 5 and 6, a...
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    Bruins Offseason Thread

    The implications of Rask's situation: I think it's good news that Rask wants to play another season, and to play only for Boston. It means that they do not have to start the season with 2 unproven youngsters (a recipe for disaster if neither one is ready). It means that they do not have to go...
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    Offseason Game Thread

    Not sure how much the current holdovers were involved in the actual mechanics. Chiarelli was the one the pulled the trigger after Benning made his idiotic "half of Kane" comments. But I agree with the sentiment that it's hardly ever a good idea to give up the best player in a trade unless...
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    Offseason Game Thread

    Hanifin hasn't turned into anything special and if anything was a bit underwhelming as the #5 overall pick. Still doesn't excuse seriously overdrafting 2 of the 3 players with those consecutive picks. If we look at the moves from that particular offseason: Trading Lucic for Martin Jones...
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    Sale's Return - When and in What Capacity?

    Sale's contract is going to go on for a loooong time, so no point in rushing him back before he is ready. I think the bullpen vs. starter decision should come down to how the team feels he can handle a starter's workload. If there are doubts, put him in the pen. Otherwise, the goal of the...
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    Bruins Round 2 Thread- New York Islanders

    I am not leaving him off the hook; that draft was a huge missed opportunity. DeBrusk is probably the median outcome for his draft position, but the other two were known to have been badly overdrafted at the outset, so it's not really a surprise that they ended being total busts. They should...
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    Bruins Offseason Thread

    In that case, it would be far better to keep Carlo until after the expansion draft. His value will be far higher than a 4th round pick after then. Anyway, I don't see the point in dumping him; bad asset management is not what this team needs.
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    6/9–Bruins at Islanders Game 6–Not Done Yet

    Neely wasn't running hockey ops when Kessel was traded, and it was due to a cap crunch of Chiarelli's making. They at least got Seguin and Hamilton out of it. Hamilton's issue was more contractural than Neely wanting him moved. Jim Benning pushed Seguin out the door, and Chia was the one that...
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    Bruins Offseason Thread

    Carlo is not an easy guy to replace; he should be protected, and almost certainly will anyway.
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    Tuukka or not Tuukka. That is that question

    Bringing Rask back on a reasonable contract as the #2 or #1B to one of the youngsters is fine. Whether we agree with them or not, the front office is going to treat this team as being in a "win now" window, and so they probably don't want to rely on 2 unproven goaltenders to start the season.
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    Bruins Round 2 Thread- New York Islanders

    Seems like the idea of naming Swayman as the backup was to address this exact scenario where the primary starter was limited due to injury. If the team felt that Swayman wasn't ready to be the starter in an elimination game, they should have went with Halak.
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    6/9–Bruins at Islanders Game 6–Not Done Yet

    I can forgive the JFK pick if for no other reason that 2nd rounders are always a crapshoot; plenty of 45th picks amount to nothing. However, we're in violent agreement that Sweeney totally fucked up the opportunity of having those 3 consecutive first round picks. He picked 2 of the worst...