The Boston media his horrible probably the WORST in the whole USA, followed by Philadelphia. I always thought Toronto had by far the worst but I guess Boston is really catching up to them which is not a positive. Wouldn't be surprised if Bergeron decides to walk and sign in a more quiet enviroment like Horton did.
There is a lot of homers in the media here, and none of them are happy about this deal.
Many people are very skeptical about the 8 years.
They all admit he is worth the 7mil, but they are very very worried about the term.
They also do not seem worried about fitting Bergie (as he is being called) under the cap.
I really wonder if they are going to spend lots of money on top end talent and not have enough for the vet leaders like a Shawn Thornton or Chis Kelly. Although Bergereon is quite the leader himself.
Last week the media was all happy to have Seguin gone, new week and they are worried about the lack of youth on this team!
Between the fickle fair weather fans and media in this area I would never want to play for a Boston team.
On your way in you are a character guy with flaws that can be fixed by "this locker room", on your way out you are a horrible person and every secret the team hid from the media and fans is released in about 3 days.
Look at how they destroyed Terry Francona on his way out, and that guy was/is a legend still in this area!
BTW: I would love Bergereon on the Wings, great character guy, and easily one of the top 3 defensive forwards in the game!
He joined the B's as a very young kid and has played exceptionally, I still remember the commercials he did with Raycroft when he was about 20. Shy kid, with a good personality!
I agree with Goalie Man Pat, Weiss moves a lot better than Vinny does.
And I think Brunner himself was just interested in finding out what he is worth, his agent on the other hand I think is interested in getting him the most for his client (there is my no crap post for the day).
I think Brunner put himself in a position the Wings didn't want to be in.
Well, just basing it on the last day or so, Nill traded a Swede and added an established player still only 21 and a cheap, defensively responsible center in Peverley for prospects. I can't remember Holland making any trade such as this.
So you do not like Swedes on teams, are you using that for your argument?????
Nill traded and All-star would have been a bit better way to start that, however that doesn't suit your argument as much does it?
That 21 yr old reportedly has off ice/maturity issues, and Rich Peverly is not exactly lighting the world on fire.
And that Swede has 4 times put up > 70 point seasons and was on pace for 60 last season.
Seguin stock has done nothing but go down in Boston, maybe that is part of the environment, maybe that is all on Seguin.
But Seguin has had one season that was as good as Ericsson's worst season.
Lets not judge Nill as some awesome NHL GM, until the regular season starts, heck lets even wait until he has a season or two under his belt.
Remember the should have kept Yzerman over Holland posts, everyone still want Yzerman over Holland as a GM?