Jun 22, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bcarlo25</b></div><div>Rask said he would retire if traded.</div></div>
While the 33-year-old Rask didn’t come out and say he’d simply retire if traded — a declaration that would effectively squash any deal — it certainly sounds like any team that might acquire him would not be getting the happiest of campers.
“I don’t see any reason for that,” said Rask, who does not have full trade protection. “I’ve been here for a long time and the organization’s been so great for me. We’ve built our home in Boston and we call this home. So, yeah, I don’t want to play for anybody else. I think where my head’s at is focusing on next year and then hopefully a couple of more years after that and then pass the torch for the next guy after that. I want to help the organization as much as I can.”
As far as a possible extension with the Bruins goes, Rask said that discussion hasn’t happened yet.
“They have so much on their plate right now with the draft and everything, we’re just trying to get the next season going and get back to somewhat normal and then we can talk extension later. I still have one more year left. There’s no rush. But like I said, I don’t want to go anywhere else. I want to finish my career here,” said Rask.
Can you name one player ever who didn't want to get traded that said, Yeah I would love to play in a different market?
obviously he wants to stay here, but A) 7m is a lot to walk away from B) He has another 2-4 year deal in him, so another 20M.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>aedoran</b></div><div>I get what you are saying but Detroit feels that they haven't seen anything near Mantha's potential and since he is the most talented player the Wing's have I don't see him going anywhere for a while. If they were thinking of trading him would they let him buy a house in Detroit? They wouldn't be able to sign another decent free agent for years to come. The one thing you didn't factor in Mantha his French Canadian and Montreal fans love their home town boys.
The cap that won't increase more than $1M in an offseason until The NHL's HRR tops $4B for consecutive seasons. That most likely won't happen until the new tv deal is in place in 2021-22 so the 1st significant increase in cap will be in 2023-24. I like Krug and at the start of the season I thought it would be nice to have him in Detroit but honestly I think both Detroit and Boston dodged a bullet there. But comparing Mantha to Krug her come on a 26yr old RFA and a 29yr defenseman who more than likely just signed his last NHL contract.
Take at the link below and tell me Arizona hasn't been doing that,
<a href="https://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/teams/dr00007450.html" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Drafted by Arizona </a></div></div>
I hate doing these because I think the organization plays a huge part in their development but... That just shows me AZ has not been doing that. They haven't drafted anyone worth trading...
Chycrhun and Keller are good, but 2009 - 2016 there is whole lot of nothing.
2016 the year which they drafter Keller and Chychrun, along with 2015 they sold high in the past on Perlini, Turris, but they are bad. I guess my point is Mantha is good and would get a huge return. Arizona hasn't done that because their players stink (with the exception of 2016 Draft), and they sold off their 1st three rounds to make a run this year.
As I said, I hate doing this because it's still early but... *Hayton, chychrun and ketter are the only one with to play in NHL since being drafted in 2016 and hayton has 5 games. 1 out of 27 guys drafted since 2016 - not counting this recent draft cause, no games..
2018 - Quinn Hughes over Barret Hayton*
2017 - Henri Jokiharu over Pierre oliver josesph
2016 - They nailed.
2015 - At #3 they took the worst player in top 10 (marner, provorov, werenski, meier, raantanan) make AZ a legit team.
I hate doing these because.. They draft Marner or Rantanan and actually get better they don't get the same picks. Draft order changes, team needs change, FA signings change....
Point being if they trade mantha to trade him, I Agree it's a terrible idea. If they land a good young NHL player with a higher than he is currently performing at player (debrusk) a young "Sure thing" prospect who is 20-21 and a 1st rd pick. That is a decent haul.
It's not trading Domi for Galchyenchuk.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>csick</b></div><div>Dadonov chose Ottawa but that wouldve been a good move. Maybe they can get Hoffman for a year. LD still needs a player. Id say trade a 2nd and prospect for Weegar, you guys have a ton of close to NHL ready prospects (Lauzon, Senyshyn etc). Then sign Hoffman for 1 year at 5-6 mill</div></div>
Gross, no thank you. They do not need more forwards who are small. They need size. Their top 9 is set and very solid. Bjork is a good young player. Smith will be 20/20 - Kase will probably be even better. I am not sure why everyone is so down on him. He was very very noticeable.
Their LD is fine for now. Weeger is decent, but if they make a move I only want them to do it for a pure top pairing guy. Lauzon is very ready. Miller should be back, Clifton is legit and Zboril is in their plans, as is Vaakainan.
I think the absolute worst thing the Bruins could do was panic and sign a player for the sake of signing someone. Hall would have been ok, but not at the expense of the salary structure and he chose money over winning, so I am not too upset about that. He wants money more than he wants his name on the Cup.
Unless I can move Debrusk or Bjork as a main piece to land a top pairing LD, I don't need Hoffman, at all. Or Dadynov.
They should be looking at Crouse, Mantha, Huberdeau, Laine if they are going to add to their forward group.