Tuesday, February 3, 2009
So the anonymous hockey blogger is up to his old tricks again. And while there is most likely "some" validity behind the Antropov to Boston and Tkachuk to Rangers rumors, I have a hard time believing that Florida would be willing to part ways with their best player...especially when they are still very very much alive in the playoff race.
God I really really help Bouwmeester isn't traded...I don't want to look like more of an ass than Eklund.
UPDATE: I didn't see this until after I posted this, but Spector...over at SpectorsHockey...one who's opinion I do respect, mentioned the following:
There's talk Panthers GM Jacques Martin has had talks with Penguins GM (and old friend from their Senators days) Ray Shero about a Jay Bouwmeester for Ryan Whitney and draft picks dealAn attractive proposition no doubt for the Pens...but does trading Bouwmeester for Whitney really help the Pens get that much better on D? Yes of course Bouwmeester is better offensively and defensively...but I'm not sure it's enough to make the trade worth it. Bouwmeester will want a long term contract, Whitney is already locked up for a decent price...and JayBo would almost certainly want/deserve more. I'm with Spector on this one, JayBo for Whitney is a no go.