Wednesday night, the Bruins traded Captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Brad Stuart, German left winger Marco Sturm and center Wayne Primeau.
The Bruins needed to shake things up and this was a major shake up. Yes, Joe is one of the most talented forwards in the NHL, but it just wasn't working. At least not this season. I think having three solid players instead of one great player might help us win more hockey games.
The Bruins season was over if they didn't do something. I think this deal is a better idea than firing the coach. The first game after a deal like this or a coach being fired is often not an indicator as to how good the deal is. Rather, it is an indicator as to how good the shakeup was. Will it last? I don't know. But the Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators, the best team in the league, 3-0 tonight.
I'm sorry I haven't been able to post much. I just got back from a trip to London and a short stop in Frankfurt. This coupled with massive schoolwork has resulted in a lack of posting. I haven't even had an opportunity to watch the Pats game I taped from Sunday. Or maybe I just don't want to watch it.