Potential tin foil hat theory - they don’t make Zacha a QO, And this was just a creative way to offload salary to make room for Krejci/Bergeron.I think they go for Zacha either way, it's more of a longterm play, but it's definitely concerning that he hasn't signed yet. This seems to be following the Krejci path from last season.
I don't think they can do that. The QO deadline was on Monday, so Zacha was qualified by New Jersey so the Bruins now own that offer. I don't think you can rescind a qualifying offer.Potential tin foil hat theory - they don’t make Zacha a QO, And this was just a creative way to offload salary to make room for Krejci/Bergeron.
My hope is there are like 6 dominos that all need to fall at once, and are just taking their time to line everything up. It’s not like they should have any competition for signing them, they don’t have to get it done immediatelyI'll be honest, I'm a little nervous that we haven't heard anything from Bergy or Krejci yet.
As long as they don't play in another league, they can sign whenever. They just have to be signed by the trade deadline to be eligible for the playoffs. If they played in another league, they'd be subject to waivers.Only if there's some kind of Ruotsalainen Rule still on the books, but even then, that'd more apply for a European-based player coming over mid-season. It's why the Leafs had to put Harri Sateri on waivers last year, only to lose him to the Coyotes.
I don't feel uneasy about Bergeron. Poitras said he got a text from Bergeron and Montgomery spoke to him first. It feels unlikely that he'd be THAT engaged in organizational business without a firm understanding. Krejci is a bit more concerning to me. Especially the way they are talking about it.Porter says he doesn't expect the Bruins to announce Bergeron or Krejci today, thinks they're still in talks.
This still makes me feel a little uneasy.
Could it be that they don’t want to play on an incentive based deal?I don't feel uneasy about Bergeron. Poitras said he got a text from Bergeron and Montgomery spoke to him first. It feels unlikely that he'd be THAT engaged in organizational business without a firm understanding. Krejci is a bit more concerning to me. Especially the way they are talking about it.
I'm assuming the incentives will be a joke to reach(like Iginlas were). They'd hit them 100%, it's just a cap maneuver.Could it be that they don’t want to play on an incentive based deal?
Those 3 add up to about $19.2 million in cap space. I think they could use some of it, but not a lot. They can't bank the LTIR space, so they need to realistically be able to activate those guys when healthy. I think they could use $1-$2 million of LTIR while they are out. It's a little easier to move that kind of money around via assignments/waovers/another LTIR injury in season then trying to clear $5-$10 million (see Golden Knights, Vegas).How much can they realistically add to the pot (if any) via quarter-season LTIR usage for McAvoy, Gryz and Marchand (assuming Bergy and Reilly can start season on time)?
I don't think that's very likely. There's just no trade movement in the NHL until the month or so before the deadline. Teams are capped out and won't be looking to add that early.Thanks guys. Wonder if they can find takers for Reilly and/or Forbort once McAvoy and Gryz come back. That way they can cover for the first quarter of the season but not get stuck with a 6M third pairing or even worse a 3M seventh D man.
Then at least one of them has to go now.I don't think that's very likely. There's just no trade movement in the NHL until the month or so before the deadline. Teams are capped out and won't be looking to add that early.
If you hold out for something like that you run the risk of not being able to activate Grz/McAvoy when they're healthy which would be a disaster.
I just don't think they're comfortable doing that. I think it's more likely a forward goes. Hypothetically with 37 and 46 back, and including the injuuries, this is something approximating what they'll be looking atThen at least one of them has to go now.
I wonder if the Bruins are trying to install the Tampa-2 D system@NHLBruins
The #NHLBruins have named John Gruden as an assistant coach. Welcome back to Boston, John!
played with Neely/Sweeney from 93-96.
asst coah with the Isles from 18-22, was fired in June
Funny I thought the same exact thing.For real! I even had every hockey card from those teams and never heard of this guy.
OK. I feel better now. I was a big Bs fan then and I don’t recall Gruden at all (& I say this as someone who has very vivid memories of Greg Hawgood & Bob Beers)Funny I thought the same exact thing.
Really interesting career: 6 seasons over 10yrs spanning 93-04, 92 total GP in NHL, 38 of those came in 94-95 with the Bruins. 1 career G came in his final season with WAS in 04.
That’s a loaded question. Personally, I think Bergeron & Krejci both play for the Bruins next season. It ultimately won’t be good enough to win the Stanley Cup, and we’ll be in pretty much the same place next summer.As a long time Bs fan who is not as rabid about the team as I used to be I’m curious as to what you all think will happen with Bergeron/Krejci. Will they sign both? If so how do they fit within cap (35+ contracts, buyouts, LTIR, some combo).
Seems like it could go in several directions, depending on what Neely/Sweeney are considering.
I think Charlie and Marchand were also on that trip at some point. I'll take em all! (except not Lucic and Krug's contracts)Krejci is hanging out with Looch and Krug in Italy.
We're getting the whole band back together!