Jump to content

Eklund (2.3% accurate) Banter


Recommended Posts

No. It starts with Neuvirth and a first rounder, or something more.

I don't think Marty is really worth what we're thinking.

After watching every Caps game over the past 4 seasons its obvious that Neuvirth is a small goaltender that plays small and isn't very athletic. He plays like Wade Dubielewicz in net and in the limmited big league starts he's gotten he's been lit-up by diecent-to-good teams. His only success has come versus the terrible SE Division or brutal teams when the Caps simply have outscored their opponents. Neuvirth is a classic back-up goaltender everywhere but Philadelphia where his number would be retired immediatly.

Its also obvious to me that Semin makes the quintessential talented Russian flake Alexi Kovelev look gung-ho motivated. Semin has immense talent but is beyond flaky and can bookend 6-7 goal weeks a month or more of a drifting "vhat-eveh" spell. The Caps tried to solve this by getting Fedorov to babysit him 2 years ago but it did little. Semin has also completely disappeared in every Ovechkin-era Caps playoff series.

I put up Backstrom and Carlson because if the Devils would ever trade their biggest chip (not named Parise) you'd demand a ransom of your team's needs and Backstrom and Carlson are exactly that. A Center and a young D-man that can move the puck. Of course it ain't happening and trading Marty would be an idiotic move short of the 2 guys I mentioned.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 54
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

What I don't get: Chere's article, before and after the edit (and no clarification on it!) talks about Lou's desire to get a No. 1 center. Alex Semin isn't just not a No. 1 center, but actually can't play the position at all (hence, left winger).

I mean, this trade fails on sooooo many levels, but the story was that half-assed.

<JESTER>

Link to post
Share on other sites

marty is worth even less than that.

In what magical land is Brodeur not worth a late-round 1st and an unproven goalie?

Either way, this trade is bogus. Brodeur has a NTC. Lou doesn't want to move him, and if he does it won't be to a team in the East.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.