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Dale Takes Some Calls on Welker and Gives Us some Possible Trade Scenarios for the B's

Mar 17, 2013|

Dale talks B's and Welker with callers and then gives us a variety of scenarios for the Bruins as far as adding players and/or trades. The bottom line is that the B's are in the drivers seat and can really afford to make any move at this point.

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    Our number two Chris aligning with sports Sunday Sports Radio WEEI 6177797937. Then not all Red Sox some pretty much all Jon Lester threw the first hour lie detectors weighing in on the AT&T tax line on that will get to that just a moment. Out final round of the masters is going on a maturity people. Into getting into what is much science tiger. And without Phil as well he Mickelson showed up I think late Thursday night she flew in and Friday after energy is flied out. With Phil Mickelson. I he had a tough weekend are tough early going Richardson first round in a local guy Keegan Bradley struggled missed But there are some big games of the top the leaderboard some exciting. I young names of the Jordan's BT's twenty years old he's cash to win the masters I he'd be the youngest winner since 1979. LEB younger. Then the tiger was the first time you want it. And one of the things that really stood out to me is speaking with some people were down there this week to cover the toward talks and these young guys and it get back to tiger. The complete and water. Lack of off. Around around Tiger Woods to these guys are too young you think about twenty years old 21 years old with somebody like camera some would like walker. In somebody like Blix the Swedish guys and second right now and he's. He's like 28. You know some of these guys too young to really remember or at least have played with tiger against tiger. When he was hitting level like we never seen before the PGA tour earlier received since Jack. And they look at him now a Zagat shoot 77 on the weekends. Is that cats really contention anymore where is I mean Aaron I'm not old and your and all of you remember when. Final round tigers in the lead it was done forget about it I mean one year in the PGA YE Yang those big shots out late and ended up beating and yet that epic battle with Bob May. I nearly beat him in the PGA but it would for the most part just wasn't close he would get a lead and he was one of the best closers in the we'd seen in the sport. But it's just it's different now that's a different vibe. Around Tiger Woods and it's gone from seemingly a foregone conclusion that he would get to nineteen majors is seemingly foregone conclusion that he won't eat next year. Does play majors this year. Is give forty years old Jack won three. After he needs five Jack won three after forty to two of those were when he was forty and the masters in 986. Was kind of an out Larry's 46 years old. Tiger would be a hall of fame career from here on out five major championship all career to get in nineteen. I think it's interesting not only his fall from grace just as a player. In terms of winning majors the was in my opinion at least the best player on were last year he had five or six wins a torch to win major. But the bigger thing to me is just how some of these younger players perceive him do tiger as a contention it used to be regarded. The average stroke. The average round rather up a stroke in. In in the in the final round on Sundays when tiger was in contention real just kind of melted aged just. Folded around with a few exceptions mentioned Bob revealed in Nickels and it's good battles but. For the most part it was just tiger's world everybody else's playing for second they were on him Ernie Els just not Now is young guys just young enough to cocky enough and don't really remember that at least they didn't play through it. And they're saying how statute 75 on the weekends with what's not ID in the turn now but. I should be upon Sunday Bubba Watson very very likable guy. And I Jordan who were finding out a lot about trying to become the youngest masters winner a long time quick birds update we'll get back to the calls against 617779. 7937. Cordially NC DM IA's doing great to get the good news on him that was definitely a concern that you know DM IAA was. Out I got hit looked like in the that it from I thought it was illegal but not dirty if that makes sense I don't think there was intent to injure there. It was just one of those times you're trying to make a hockey play get the principal point contact up higher and you won it. So I thought it was an illegal hit not a dirty hit but by a help not the that you concussion translated to on the ice Thursday that part we don't know just yet. But Patrice Bergeron it sound like is fine I he missed the third period yesterday that would would have been a huge concern. I outside to go. There's not too many guys you point to and say this more important to the bees and Bergeron two way player in hockey this year. Obvious he's good according to coach Julianne and Chris Kelly looks like still day to day with that back injury so some. Relatively speaking. Minor bumps and Bruce is going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but you know these guys especially Alec Bergeron if he could be on the ice on Thursday against the red he's going to be there. I HTT tech slide is 37937. It's like grab a few of these real quick a one Dexter says eight times over David Price let Lester walked. While you make Casey price a better pitcher at this stage of his career early younger I can cost more money. And now your bidding against everybody else you've got the cost control guy. Housing cost control we get the guided the under your control rather. The of the exclusive negotiating window with wants to stay here to guide it. As more in depth track record in the post season to sign him. And that point it's not a knock on price and gives great pitcher. But if you're looking at what you can do it even easier than that that will save you some money relative to what price can get on the open market signed last. I know detector can you imagine having Stanton in Boston did it forty plus homers easy architecture from western mass. Two words about prospects Daniel yep they can go hard the other way. I another one here says agree with you order percent top of the rotation guys talk about Lester innings a year post seasons died. Given the cash over five years five for one and should get it done. And out finally is Lester stats are comparable to average career he walked away from 244 million Lester has been better than Homer Bailey and look at the contract. That he just signed a few textures telling me the gets four clocked at. Well evening parade for a UConn for the championships I assume the men and women together out both of them winning the national title. Yes as tougher as Turkey's but happy for Kevin Ollie who now is the next. Hot coaching named to go from college to the end beauty after eight seasons. But undefeated in the NCAA tournament ally guys can say that are at six or 77797937. is in New Jersey he's up next When then. Just try to not cute bit Ali thank you and I can't believe that a low ball. Jon Lester like they don't agree that you like a side impact by one and whatever argument sake. We have been out of my. But you see a lot of contracts for your team that have gone got into the contract stratosphere and some of them have really worked out so well. But for a number like dapper Lester what he's so willing to stay. I agree I was surprised. When I saw what the number was at the end of spring training where the Red Sox know Lester broke off toxin seems like a a low ball contract terms of dollars in a low ball contract thirty years. definitely. god I G I mean lucky probably let out a little bit like that way radio reluctant I had. Yeah I mean yeah I'm with you thanks to the fall being a former yankees fans perspective. They're never shy about spending dollars. That Lester contract is makes sense and I've said this a few times. Because just getting back to this point I do think my gut still tells me they get a Don. Gut feeling they still get this contract done because I hate candidate it player just wants too much just wants to be a Boston too much. You back going to be here at the expense of taking deal it's foolish and a four year seventy to eighty million dollar contract before which. At ball way below market terms years below market terms the average annual There's no upside here it sounded like a Red Sox blown away with a give you four years but here's point six million a year. Which is probably more than you gonna get I guarantee each and every year on the open market that it could at least. I still think Lester would walk away from crystal he'd say no. But I could look at that is saying the Red Sox in good faith effort to try to. Do with last year what they've done with other guys which is over pay an average annual dollars but try to take that discounted terms of the number years seventy. I can't say that. I can't see it as they came under years came under dollars 6177797937. Bill isn't busted up next they've built. They would subject. who visual. You know what about. You guys keep in the world. Could together okay. guys they look at the guys renewed deal if everybody involved. Make him have the option to. Who boarded deals rivals ordered to the guys will. Make it work. So real simple. So three years of his make sure Israelis and three years seventy million. And then assuming he stays healthy another two years at how much. Ordered me at all. That would come out to volley at 5110. About then you know what would actions. YouTube. 120. It was cute guys so. Yeah It it it any guaranteed dollars sport. That that's just not gonna work for the players work for last. Well hope what works right now what made two big guy a two year deal seven million. With a guarantee. Appeared to remain nimble. The two more years of targeted what are enviable. Well let's get. That that that the five year 120 million dollar contract. Where. OK I guess that that's reasonable but I mean you if you're guaranteeing the money that it's not three years in the two years to five years. And yet we could what three years didn't work out three years it will be created numerous believe that you develop very animated. You know. Yeah I mean I like well. I guess I can't get what you in there you know again trial period so to speak at three year seventy million dollar. You know test blown the CP states LP and see if he still producing. The news saying guaranteed fifty million after that which is five for once money. Why would John again you'd think about it okay hometown discount know we heard the operator gets excited about it. to get past the idea of a hometown discount meeting complete insanity. Seventy million dollars even over a three years average dollars a lot of money. But it still. 50% of what can get out in the open market. You know why would I take seventy million guaranteed even for three years when I could just double that six years guaranteed at 140 million. You know six I can get that extra seventy million dollars over three more seasons just to go out in the open market. That would be a great team friendly kind of idea but Lester were being eyed Joseph and Wakefield once the way HL. What they've done so much for the in the you know 78 years. That burning up I don't know are already up at. I agree with UN and the injury concern for me is that they're now we are talking about Clay Buchholz we'd be having added I merely different conversation. But with Lester even a year it was bad in 2012. Still pitch to plus innings. Yeah I mean you don't get a picture wondering about that party and you don't hate you guys brought there get a going to be offered. And I are I think I really like the attitude that you just want the behavior I don't understand why the Internet situation black. We're not talking about giving the guy a 140. I'm not all that with the amount of money more book like the object audit. Well he had I think the Red Sox kind of Hewitt in the regard as well that's why I wasn't completely floored when he said OK if we here opera was the most that they had. I'll put out there by the time they broke off negotiations. But I'd be and neighbor of 400. Yell now and a and a big. Average annual value a Ford seventy for is an opera that you know the players get a that's an opera that it's designed to be turned out. Yeah independent though they looked like but based on the yacht I don't know it. All the the PR stunt getting negative PR because I think I had tickets ridiculous they have any Lester did lie to me if he blocks away at the end of the day. And and the Red Sox look back and in the end flick back and say. And they could of they could negotiate they could out of spring training but the only opera percent beat the teams the only one's gonna look bad that's an. Aerial my opinion darker integrated you know integrated I'm sorry you know it made it. It's the same age and it did Dustin Pedroia has I can't think of his name off my head to similar Pedroia as we negotiated down discounts the This situation it is thought here we cannot I mean update completely done park are now completely. It sounds like till the end of the season got to do have an exclusive negotiating window. Went thanks for the college and they've exclusive negotiating window with Lester. After the season is over and that it's free agency. But you know in my mind even if the Red Sox were come back with a big number in the fall. But it even gets to. Reagents even gets to the point were other teams are our ticketing contracts are offers a Lester you're probably spending more than what you have spent. It just get the deal done now. You just avoid any possibility any any chance did you rate in the another team another suitor and unlike David Ortiz we can't you know we had a debate about Ortiz is going to be even a market that is. And I thought maybe lot of people but absolutely now. That's fine with Lester there's no debate right. I mean when I can debate the fact that it thirty year old going on 31 year old lefty it's starting pitcher with a great post season track records that market. We know that that's the case there's going to be money thrown at this. So you have the opportunity. To not only negotiate exclusively with him up or you even touch or even Free agency. It to get an offer on the table to sign this guy if they're not able losing the player beat. I signing into a deal that maybe goes outside their comfort zone because now they worry about free agency not to worry about other offers them. You could have made a better fate in my mind decide than these reported figures in at these numbers are right you know he's not taking. It's an it's designed to be refused to keep brought out their deceit it's a hit proper. I don't think organ necessarily buy that I think that this mark baseball banner that. That they and as long as you're in line with keeping Lester some cables don't want that at any high price and that's fine that's your opinion I disagree by. It any band that wants Jon Lester back is valued at his team. It and understand just what the market is looking for the seventy's at It's an insult. Text messages committed 37937. AT&T like. Texas is Red Sox have too many pitches in the system they had the upper hand. Now that it's does its thing is too many pitchers in this is have a lot of starting pitching depth they have a lot of potential. As allowed by hope and is better than Jon Lester obese Kerr shot why not. But you know what you have in Jon Lester. You don't know what you have yet Henry and that goes to my point of if you're gonna have some of these cost control pre arbitration arbitration guys up. Lester got the money to do. He could have a a lot of money coming off the books over the next read of where years. Yet a pitcher John Lackey threw for 500000 dollars on next season. In NA and it not a salary cap sport but it sport I care about a 189 million dollar luxury tax threshold for the at least they're from last. I that to take three years the market's already at five to six. years as Lester won't get 140 on the open market I disagree I think he will. I the Texas is give Lester one of these two deals. Or for a hundred or seven and 12611. if the offer candidate for for a hundred then I would say you know the Sox made an effort. They made shots try to sign him and take battled down discounted terms of the year when it for par seventy it. and a few text is going back to a couple calls as a wide world Lester take three year deal and a trial period. We can get five years guaranteed and I completely agree this is an interesting text here get this one before the break. I you know I'm not entirely sure why everyone has the phrase 110 for five I should get it done because he had no idea. What will get it done in theory. Yet that would be a hometown discount. 111 for five years an option six and eight I have no way of knowing. Whether that would get it done so he's looking at 5110. I just keep coming back that number because I look at. What the market would probably and keep going back to guys like Cole Hamels you know reasonable comparable to last year's regular season numbers I see six. In 144. EC 23 and change per year so take roughly that average annual value. 43 in his case it's going to take a year back it five years old hometown discount. But he's not leaving and and the billions of dollars That's why I come back to that number I'll get it done I have no idea what I'd be willing to go to say. 150 over 520 million a year probably. Start pushing diablo or we'll talk. You see what the number but a number I have in mind. And a lot of people have in mind they think 22 million a year twenty to 22 million a year years and college day. Five years a 10210 million dollars 6177797937. The point though I had no idea we don't know. What gets I can tell you this though. Ward seven he doesn't get it on told you that before knowing. That that was the for the Jon Lester turned out we get back to your calls coming up next we'll talk war. A Red Sox get to the Bruins as well and what touch and the Celtics before the end of the show as well get to 4 o'clock Chris Blondie with Sports Radio. WE yeah.

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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Is remiss in our number one and I apologize for not wishing you a happy Saint Patrick's Day. I'm sure that everybody in south they will be sane and safe throughout the course of today. At least hopefully the safe part. Our number two sport -- Sports Radio WEEI Dale Arnold until noon Pete shepherd and at noon today he'll take it to 130 in the start of Red Sox baseball talked a lot of hockey -- a lot of football and our number one is the free agency period the free agency frenzy as hit these parts for via. But the patriots and their moves the last couple of days both positively and negatively lost some guys brought some guys in. And the Bruins with just a thorough beat down of the Washington Capitals. Yesterday at the TD garden. Boy yeah it's funny hearing you know really astute hockey guys -- -- so much more about the game and -- guys like that gore -- second Mike Milbury. Just the last Alexander Ovechkin who could probably or possibly be the most talented player in the National Hockey League. And is what they call in the game in the vernacular of the game -- He just you know he brings that some of the time in the rest of the time he does bring it at all. He's gotten coaches fired he's gonna get a general manager fired. Or Adam -- might get fired before this whole thing is said and done as well in his very first head coaching job. Men don't match in a few years ago like five years ago it was a very legitimate sports debate you can have sit at a bar with your body and you could be. You know hoist -- up -- talk about who's the best hockey player in the world Sidney Crosby here Alex Ovechkin and it was a real. Legitimate sports argument. There's no argument anymore. Alex Ovechkin is even in the discussion anymore. Not even close. And watching him yesterday. I mean -- I can see why dale potter said you know what I'm just gonna go back to London in the OH -- Worry about the Ontario hockey league team that I don't want coach this kind anymore he's in sales were projected talent when he was thank him. Or at remote it's his first chance to coach and NHL franchise and he's got that long -- down at the end of his bench -- practical -- you guys 617. 77979837. -- and reading and Mike I don't. -- -- is going very well thank you and they represent after the -- Thank you very much. I just slaughtered to I I that this thing for -- -- look for the Bruins were a couple of years he's been on my mind you know. And I know I heard you say that you you you really believe that they have to do so. I there's no doubt they're trying desperately to do something. Well you know again I mean I'd still allowed me about -- get I didn't so messed up the -- the the first four lines and anyway but I ever feel like they need to good solid veteran defenseman is there anybody available that might be on the radar out of them I think any defense more than anything else. Well I mean stick with Furyk with Calgary and there's another target right there. -- I mean. It's funny -- out we were talking with the Peter sure rallies Thursday night about this and -- he he'll tell anybody who asks. East trying desperately to make deals right now he's got salary cap room to play -- he's got money to spend he he wants to make trades. Annie said there's just so you people the trade with out there if you look out west practically everybody Stallone in at least. Breathing room of a playoff spot and there are so few teams who who just know they're gone they're out Florida's one that their Don their out. But the guys that you might wanna trade for all hurt. And I diplomat Q1 11 last thing I'll hang up as you let out. And I love gamble that I loved watching and I love watching it grow I love watching the mistakes he makes and and and that's that you see him being coached on the bench by the players yup. I'd give away how do you feel he's gonna he's got a he's you know in -- short -- -- that that this this case that they go on that. Can a kid that age you normally. Can even handle -- -- -- rotten. I'm gonna tell you this -- got hot Mike I'll tell you this if they added defenseman. It ain't going to be Doug Hamilton who -- saw out of uniform. Good I mean he is that good he is one of your top four defensemen he's not going anywhere if they added defenseman to this team. In all likelihood it it's probably among Quaid -- -- who would give more time sitting on the bench. Yeah yeah. Well thanks -- I'm guilty or not. I appreciate golf thanks I wish you could but no we're not on today unfortunately. NBC as the game today. I mean it gives me gentlemen. You know -- corned beef and cabbage and all that with my family but come on. We ought to be working tonight Jack wants to be down in Pittsburgh with brick I wanna be sit in a studio with -- -- in the studio with burial like much. But I want to sit in the studio. He knows I'm honesty -- our worries on the cellphone and Rory I don't. A good argue. Yeah I got pretty straight quick things about ruined two I guess more mediated treatment and or final question. Or -- one I don't is more unique line in hockey then. Which each trait she -- line I mean when they're big they're on and how it hit it I don't know who go matches up well at the cap. I'll wave it and hear what. Check that but it it -- I mean if you're David crate G you've got to feel ten foot tall and bulletproof Don check. And you can feel like he didn't you -- your typical I think part of it is the way you able clay. I'm. Could open the cheer so I -- I didn't know too much about him but I feel like -- you know bottom bottom -- -- -- Could be starting a lot of heat just struck me. I might this -- it and I don't want it and they're not trade him by the way I and I don't want him to trade him the heat he sold valuable to this team in this shortened season. But I think you're right I think that there're a number of teams in the NHL for whom he could be a starting goaltender. Yeah I really really hope they don't look to move them that's oh god brought that up as many that in the and that the question Gloria and I know the call previous just talking about -- Are there and I think they've been together along obviously not double. What the art lie I -- one -- or they roll the third line -- -- -- I only got hurt I feel like you would like. You know HL charity like you know you get your third yeah -- outlined give relief -- I know they want to go. Get someone like ridiculous but it need to look at all come here and you know. Eight on the third line of achieving that my question now you know hang up -- -- -- and just wondering though you know cool realistic candidate can I got -- and we'll corporate their umpire. Well again -- a guy whose contract is up at the end of the season the the appeal for a guy like and will use again was the example the appeal for do business. Is an opportunity to win a Stanley Cup. And and go from there -- the season go where you want signed where you want return to Calgary if you want whatever you wanted to. Nothing could be huge appeal to a guy or that kind of an opportunity. In do you wanna skate first or second lining Calgary and go nowhere. Marty -- -- third line -- and and have a real. A very real chance to challenge for Stanley Cup championship. I can imagine that you wouldn't wanna do. And and I I know his name is the name because he's probably the biggest name out there and has the highest price tag he's the name I hear the most of the guy really wanted them to take a run that unfortunately got hurt for the Florida Panthers Stephen Weiss I thought he was going to be available on the guy that you you could go after he got hurt. I know and ensure rally told us this the other night when he was in the studio -- this at at the garden. He's trying desperately and they said there's lots of phone calls they talk a lot. It just aren't a lot of teams who at this point are willing to give up the ghost on the season. Teams that are willing to say you know -- we we we just don't have it because she got a bunch of games last what's the message you send your fans. What kind of crowds he's going to be playing in front of if you go -- and got your team now and start shipping guys out of town. The trade deadline isn't until April 3 sure rally is one of those guys who wants to make -- -- out today it doesn't wanna wait till April 3. Which got to find a trade partner he's got money to spend he wants to spend it he's trying to spend. Somebody's gotta agree. And at this point he's have a hard time finding a dance partner Ronnie is in Somerville they -- running I don't. They -- and happy they've got it thank you to. Okay dealt you mention enough. About. Yeah. The locker getting hit in the eighty Baltimore game. You're at it that he got and they bought target. I mean I I do and how he gets up half the time. OK dale my question is why would god but annual. Call. Is number after that it. It's good question and I you -- the only person who was asking it at the time they obvious while I think there was two parts of one. They obviously felt he was OK or wouldn't still be in the huddle. I mean that they felt he was okay and and my guess is if you the other team -- probably taken while the knock on backed him next time our bank. Well because I think that -- there would -- sort of the conspiracy a bill at check in shot. To get walker out of that out there. Dawn c'mon now -- Yeah I like conspiracy theories as much as the next guy Ronnie but. But do you honestly truly think that ballot check and Josh McDaniels were trying to get Wes Welker hurt what they try to win a football game in gold was Super Bowl. Why would you call it number about -- date obviously thought he was okay you play the rest of the game. Leave the game you know. Okay. And -- -- sit -- and they'll pay money there's no doubt. Combined eight trip to the Super Bowl met all whole lot more to them then I guess somehow try to get this guy hurt. I mean it makes no sense to me at all like I was as surprised as you that they throw to him the very next play. I was surprised it was on the field. But let's be honest for his entire career here haven't you been surprised it was on the field half the time. Mean he takes some kill shot over the middle and you'd think he's not get up from that not only would get up and go back to the public wouldn't go to the sideline. Now I -- sari there's no conspiracy theory here. The conspiracy as they desperately wanted to win a football game and gold was Super Bowl. It wasn't like let's see if we can get Wes Welker blown up. A free agent at the end of the season. Let him walk if they didn't want him. They didn't want him they tried to re sign him. And as it turns out when you'll look at the contract that he got from Denver. Don't just think he's probably say it was agent widen it to stay or otherwise. That kind of idea. Jeffs on the cellphone -- Jeff I don't. Guess I'll have to have a big impact expect thank you YouTube. You know. Our current net a little bit about current getting rid of Lloyd. You know indicating that are part not a bowel. I doubt it's about catches and I believe you know. Brady's Montrae isn't you know is is a great are yet to be open war. It did not score a lot of stretched out but he went there. Wet it'll play is needed to be aid you know the situation where I can understand that the appropriate -- -- -- you know. Interpret that kind of money debt debt debt -- hey you don't go another direction you know I'd get out that bit sort of. -- hatred that I heard are the airwaves. You know this week at -- -- -- sort of contemporary look at IPO like. You don't eat eat eat eat didn't job. Well I'm not gonna pretend to know what he was like as a guy in the locker Omar or how hardy worked I only know the stuff by red. You know I wasn't in there to see if he was making the trek to the weight room on a regular basis the things you read was that he wasn't necessarily work out warrior. And and the things. That that I sought just observing the the football games was I mean if he had -- been dead last in the NFL in yards after catch kidney. It never seen anybody hit the ground quicker than he does. -- When he went right cricket but you would be -- the deck and they would grow -- it'll burst out and eat I eat it. You know yards after the catch by. Like I -- you I don't I can be. You know I read I just think you know he came in here. And you know another click here you can argue and -- keep kind of you know what. What are. At all on the sideline and end up out. I mean he he looked like -- you know well. -- not a problem. I gotta be honest -- the F as I watched him this year and I know that if you look at the total number of catches I'm probably being too harsh. I was disappointed I expected more. I thought he was gonna bring more to the table and he did I thought you know Josh McDaniels had coached him previously and Josh lobbed a mini wanted to play for Josh his team and -- I I thought I was gonna see and get more from him than we did I thought that -- price tag was a little hide they wanted to restructuring down that would kept him. I thought that he was over price to be honestly I think that there assessment of the market and and what he was worth was probably accurate and ultimately they couldn't reach an agreement on a restructured deal I wasn't that surprised to see him now. A bigger carpet there and a broken man you -- well I agree with you -- and Eric. A little -- local it would be you know an absolute great. You know. Application. What do you think it would take their and then I'll take my comments have you. Had that great a crank out. Why I I appreciate call thank you I don't think that the price would be excessive and on target but you know what -- to give up to get him. You know when you're you're probably talking about some some combination of draft pick and or prospect. Mean this isn't like Iginla who you're trying to acquire. I -- If you want to dream big we talked about this week ago here's how you dream day. If you're Bruins and an amateur wanna do this I'm just giving you an example. The -- They're gonna have problems. Keeping everybody that they got and there's a thought out there that Corey Perry could be -- Because they're probably not going to be able to afford to have to re sign him at the end of the season. One of the things I read a week ago is that the price for Corey Perry would be a first round pick we understand that. Two prospects and by the way we're talking top prospects. And an NHL roster player and I play the game with a a week ago when I said that if if this -- the price for Corey Perry are you gonna pay. If if the price for parry was the first round pick obviously. Ryan Spooner Malcolm -- bond and Johnny boy to. And I just used point I picked the name. Off the NHL roster. A name that at the Bruins fans would think twice about but -- could you gonna give up something good if that's what applies. Would you do that as the Bruins fan. I don't think about it. Now bears. Thinking baked out the problem with that is you would never make that deal. Unless you had Corey Perry signed to a contract extension is a free agent at the end of the season. -- never gonna make that trade. If you lose all those guys and he walks away at the end of the season. So the question becomes how do you ensure that you get him signed to a contract extension is that a sign and trade type deal. Where the ducks signed him to a contract you'll agree to and that he agrees to and and you make the trade. Would you be willing fewer Bruins and give up something along those lines now bears dreaming big four. That's a top 64. Make an argument that's top 34. That's the sort of thing and I think I think the Bruins right now are are open to anything they've got a core of this team that they would prefer. Not to bus stop the -- it got a certain group of players that they don't want to mess with here they brought everybody back essentially for a reason they'd like their team a lot. I thought this was a legitimate Stanley Cup contender and based on but 193 and four record they were right. So the question is. How much do you wanna mess with the because our roster to make -- trade. And how big a deal do you wanna make from a financial point of view because they can afford to do almost anything they want to do they could afford to bring gambling again. The money between the Marc Savard long term injury and the Tim Thomas contract that they traded to the islanders. Make it afforded to almost anything they want.

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