Jun 30, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>blowing_the_zone</b></div><div>True, but Barrie seems to be Gards-like and an improvement on Jake. With Barrie running PP 1 or 2, Gards becomes redundant. Plus, our left side is pretty deep with Mo, Muzzin, Dermott, Sandin, and even guys like Hutton and Borgman. Plus, plus, with Z and Hainsey gone we need someone who can PK. Plus, plus, plus, Gards is the last guy left from the first Boston collapse. New leaf era now, with Dubas's fingerprints all over the team after one year. It'll be interesting to see how he builds out his vision over the next few years.</div></div>
You can never have too many puck moving dmen. And Barrie is only on one year, can likely get gards at a good price for 5 or 6.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>blowing_the_zone</b></div><div>Also, love that you still have Kadri as your avatar. It's a shame he was traded. Really thought he'd be a life long leaf</div></div>
Yeah. Not sure if I'm gonna change it or not, but it doesn't matter as I have that bug that prevents me from changing it anyway. Haven't been able to change it since the server switch over
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>blowing_the_zone</b></div><div>I think Ceci makes sense on a few levels.
*Dubas was on record saying he needed a rhd coming back in exchange for Z. So, taking on Ceci becomes the cost
*He's a probably a 1yr stop gap and was an rfa who needed a contract. His 4.5 hit fits the cap structure and he wasn't taking a pay cut with arb rights. Contract done quickly and without a fuss or mess or drama
*He ate up top pairing minutes on a bad sens team. Ceci is NHL capable and has proven it, even if he hasn't had great results. Maybe he has better results with more talent around, a reduced role, and slotted as a defensive guy to back up Mo. If he does great in that role, maybe he gets re-signed. If not, I doubt he's around next year. Lot's of motivation for Ceci to put in a good season.
Pretty low risk move, imo. And probably a similar talent to Z, who didn't want to be a leaf any longer.</div></div>
Yeah, but if we don't sign Ceci and move on from him, we can re-sign Gards