Confirmed with Link: Bruins trade Frank Vatrano to the Panthers in exchange for a 2018 3rd-round draft pick

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  1. Hockey64

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    Kudos to Sweeney for his patience. I don’t know how many times he faced pressure to send frank down and risk waivers.

    There were varying opinions if frank would clear or not but not sure I heard anyone say Sweeney could have received a 3rd for him.

    Great value and much better situation for frank. How frustrating it must have been for frank....a player has a limited window to show your goods and then earn a legitimate contract and that is difficult to do in the situation he was in the Bruins.
     
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    Like it.
    Makes sense.

    Turned a former undrafted signee...who may have already over-achieved...into a 3rd round pick.

    The probability of a 3rd rounder being a big contributor isn't likely all that great . I don't know the %, but guessing it is about the same or better than Frank becoming a significant contributor in Boston, with the competition he's facing internally.

    Good move.
     
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    Frankie V scores hatty March 15 and March 31.

    Frank had zero left here. Getting a 3rd is ok. Contract gone.. Czarnik back up?
     
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    They are over the limit even with Vatrano gone. No room at the inn for Czarnik. I guess with Bjork on IR, they are AT the limit. Still no room.
     
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    Decent move by Sweeney. Improved the 3rd round pick by about 20 spots. Franky wasn't going to crack the Bruin line-up. RFA which likely the bruins would have not resigned. He was waiver eligible, so we could have lost him for nothing
    If the Bruins could move Postma for a 5th, they would have all their draft picks back. We would than have 4 right and 4 left defenseman.
     
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    B's are carrying 12 F/9 D/2 G right now.

    No room for anyone to be called up.
     
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    Vatrano traded
    Bjork done till camp

    Donato being signed or they are herring a winger
     
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    A good move to get something for him, in this case a replacement for the third-round pick we just dealt. I wish Frank well, hope he benefits from a fresh start with Florida.
     
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    Eh if they don't make a deal for someone like a Karlsson or Nash then I'm not sure why it was necessary to make this move. 3rd moves up 18 or so spots so that's good. However, really liked Frank. The most recent trade with the Rangers doesn't move the needle and only makes sense if they move on from someone like Krug. Something has to give because you just acquired a top 6 D man for a 3rd rounder which is an overpay so the chances of him sitting is null.
     
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    Good trade getting that third rounder back - a better third round pick even.
     
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    Nice trade, Sweeney needs to start making some room.
     
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    Good for Sweeney. No place for Vatrano and got a good asset back.
     
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    Good luck Frankie. I think he can still be a decent 3rd liner with 2nd line potential, but it was not going to happen in Boston.
     
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    Nice! Donnie is gonna get the moniker "trader Donnie" by the end of the day on Monday!!:bow:
     
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    this bums me out, but best of luck to him.

    i really thought he'd be a player one day. that goal scoring tear he went on in providence made him a very exciting prospect but he just never did enough to separate himself from the pack once Heinen/Cehlarik/Bjork arrived.
     
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    As many have said above, I like Vatrano, but getting a 3rd back for him is good value, and hopefully he can find a spot in the lineup for Florida.
     
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    I like Frankie and think he'll make it in NHL

    Can't keep everyone . Good trade
     
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    Also with this trade, Bruins getting the next Gretzky in the 3rd round is back on!! Have a chance to grab him even earlier than they would have now.
     
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    Trade was coming for sure I guess but I don't love it to be honest . I still believe this kid can score a lot in this league and be a good enough all around player. I know we couldn't get any more but because I see him doing very well I don't think a 3rd will look good when he does.
     
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    Good trade for both teams. Glad DS was able to get good return for someone who really didn't have a future here. I like Vatrano and thought he had improved his all-around game. Just a problem of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, and he wasn't able to use his chances to make a compelling case for playing over other people. He has NHL talent and can be of use for a team. Would not be surprised at all to see him blossom down the road if given a good amount of ice time in the right situation. DS cannot keep everyone, so trading away the likes of Vatrano and O'Gara is smart business, as well as a good deal for the players since they will have a better shot of not being buried in the AHL. Good move by DS, and best of luck to Frankie V!
     
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    Certainly makes the Holden trade better. Traded to a higher third
     
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    good move, recoup the 3rd rounder, not sure FV is worth any more than what DS got for him
     
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    someone told me today that vatrano was just invited up to toronto to attend the b's rookie dinner.
    i guess he can still go to it since he's injured and not ready to play for florida, but that's kind of
    bizarre timing if they knew it was going down.
     

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