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Why Boston bowed out of trade talks

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08:26 AM ET 07.19 | A quiet summer in Boston picked up some momentum recently with speculation that the Bruins and Ducks might have discussed swapping center David Krejci and winger Bobby Ryan. The teams have had "exploratory" talks regarding Ryan, according to a source close to the situation, but Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has made it known that Krejci and Milan Lucic (also mentioned in recent trade rumors) are not available. This source also indicated that the Bruins, who are on a list of teams that Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash would approve a trade to, have dropped out of the sweepstakes for Nash. There have been reports that the asking price for Nash from the Bruins was any combination of Krejci, Lucic, Tyler Seguin and prized prospect Dougie Hamilton.

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July 19, 2012  08:40 AM ET

I have to say I am impressed by Chiarelli. Dropping out of the Nash "sweepstakes" is very smart, and if he could get Ryan for Krejci, that would be a steal IMO

July 19, 2012  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I have to say I am impressed by Chiarelli. Dropping out of the Nash "sweepstakes" is very smart, and if he could get Ryan for Krejci, that would be a steal IMO

Krejci is a beast but he's not Ryan. It would be a steal.

July 19, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I have to say I am impressed by Chiarelli. Dropping out of the Nash "sweepstakes" is very smart, and if he could get Ryan for Krejci, that would be a steal IMO

agreed....

July 19, 2012  09:21 AM ET

I don't really see what giving up a couple players for Nash brings to the bruins. I think they've got a really nice mix of talent & sandpaper + most of their contracts are really solid. I'd prefer to see Chia develop a culture like that which existed in Detroit...expect to earn a bit less but you will be surrounded with talent and you will enjoy winning.

July 19, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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I don't really see what giving up a couple players for Nash brings to the bruins. I think they've got a really nice mix of talent & sandpaper + most of their contracts are really solid. I'd prefer to see Chia develop a culture like that which existed in Detroit...expect to earn a bit less but you will be surrounded with talent and you will enjoy winning.

I agree. They are too good right now and they really don't need Nash to win. Leave the big trades to the desperate teams.

July 19, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I have to say I am impressed by Chiarelli. Dropping out of the Nash "sweepstakes" is very smart, and if he could get Ryan for Krejci, that would be a steal IMO

And so much easier to fill out the lineup sheet.

July 19, 2012  09:38 AM ET

No move is a good move...

July 19, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Because Boston doesn't need to make any moves. Good team with good depth. Why squander that to make a splash in FA?

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July 19, 2012  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I have to say I am impressed by Chiarelli. Dropping out of the Nash "sweepstakes" is very smart, and if he could get Ryan for Krejci, that would be a steal IMO

Agree....he is shrewd

July 19, 2012  10:26 AM ET
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No move is a good move...

Exactly. Besides, every team thinks their player is worth two or three of yours. Thanks but, no thanks!

July 19, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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Because Boston doesn't need to make any moves. Good team with good depth. Why squander that to make a splash in FA?

but maybe Horton isn't "progressing" as they'd hoped/liked?

July 19, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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but maybe Horton isn't "progressing" as they'd hoped/liked?

But if they are dropping out of these trades, maybe he is?

July 19, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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But if they are dropping out of these trades, maybe he is?

I thought they were only out of the Nash dash, and still tryin' for Ryan....

July 19, 2012  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No move is a good move...

Then why do we have laxatives?

July 19, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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Then why do we have laxatives?

They haven't worked for Howson or Luongo very well. They should try Lord Irk's formula: prune juice and vodka.

July 19, 2012  10:50 AM ET

Neither of these trades make any sense. Lucic is what makes the Bruins a scary team to face. He is gritty and unafraid of being a front of the net presence. Ryan and Nash are both great players, but they aren't worth sacrificing the depth to get them. If the Bruins has 3 or 4 AHL players who would be NHL ready, that would be a different story.

July 19, 2012  10:56 AM ET
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They haven't worked for Howson or Luongo very well. They should try Lord Irk's formula: prune juice and vodka.

That only causes him to hemorrhage draft picks.

July 19, 2012  11:11 AM ET
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That only causes him to hemorrhage draft picks.

this is going to be tough to beat

 
July 19, 2012  11:11 AM ET
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That only causes him to hemorrhage draft picks.

That's blood thinners, not laxatives ;)

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