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

Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by BruinsFanMike82, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Gee Wally HF’s Grumpy Old Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    57,487
    Likes Received:
    23,998
    Trophy Points:
    247
    SB Cash:
    $ 445,000
    Location:
    Grumpville USA
    Awards:
    Good deal for both teams.
     
    BigGoalBrad and VegasPatriot like this.
  2. KrejciMVP Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,896
    Likes Received:
    4,693
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    out Vatrano Ogara, late 3rd
    in Holden, early 3rd

    pretty good
     
    22Brad Park and TwineTickler like this.
  3. PatriceBergeronFan HFBoards Sponsor Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Messages:
    41,824
    Likes Received:
    13,360
    Trophy Points:
    205
    SB Cash:
    $ 20,076
    Location:
    USA
    Better than losing him on waivers.

    I'm sure he will be a good player just not here.

    Like it better than Holden trade still.
     
  4. neelyforpresident Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1,701
    Likes Received:
    221
    Trophy Points:
    111
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Washington
    Much rather have that 3rd than Vatrano. Good luck to him though.
     
  5. GloveSave1 *** 15 ***

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Messages:
    11,147
    Likes Received:
    2,415
    Trophy Points:
    231
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Occupation:
    Non-Profit Management
    Location:
    N.Windham, CT
    Home Page:
    We all know the guy can shoot. A lot like Reilly Smith, I hope he finds the right team, system, and linemates. If he has that, he can produce in the NHL.

    Thrilled with a 3rd round pick. Way to get it back.
     
  6. GloveSave1 *** 15 ***

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Messages:
    11,147
    Likes Received:
    2,415
    Trophy Points:
    231
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Occupation:
    Non-Profit Management
    Location:
    N.Windham, CT
    Home Page:
    One of my first impressions of DS is that he has limited relationships around the league and doesn't like wide-ranging phone work. Just a impression.

    Maybe that has changed and was just about being a new GM? But who knows.
     
  7. SpeedyLazaro Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,316
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    111
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Boston
    what are you basing that on? Are you his Administrative Assistant? How could you possibly know that he has limited relationships in the League and doesn't like burning up the phones?

    "GloveSave1, get me the GM of San Jose... no wait.. that's too wide ranging... Put me on with Florida!"
     
  8. Number8 HFBoards Sponsor Sponsor

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    11,519
    Likes Received:
    4,267
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    You may think a third for a vet D like Holden is a bad move. I don’t.

    1) He’s a left shot.
    2) Look at the 8 D we were forced to use against OTT last year (Morrow, Liles, Cross, and a 19 year old with ZERO NHL games).
    3) Look at our injury overload at start of season to see how #2 came to be ( Krug, Backes, Bergie, Marchand, etc) to see how quick it can happen again.
    4) Too many prospects (like that’s a bad thing) so no room for FV or RO.
    5) Can never have too much D depth in PO.
    6) Improved 3rd pick by a bunch of spots.

    Hard to gripe about both moves. Overall a clear improvement in my book.
     
    Agent86 likes this.
  9. s3antana5757 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2014
    Messages:
    2,130
    Likes Received:
    628
    Trophy Points:
    110
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Dealer Don. Good move for both teams.
     
  10. BruinDust Chairman of Par Lindholm Fan Club

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    18,245
    Likes Received:
    8,265
    Trophy Points:
    231
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Even if you toss out the draft picks (moving up a bunch of spots), do the Bruins have a better chance to win a championship with Holden as the 4th LD, or with O'Gara as the 4th LD and Vatrano as forward wing option I'll say Option 10 (the 8 wingers in the line-up and Czarnik ahead of him).

    Even with Bjork's season-ending injury, they still have Cehlarik, Szwarz, Agostino, and Blidh as options behind him. Not to mention the possibility of Donato being signed when his season in Harvard is over. And there is still this Beleskey character who I would imagine gets recalled at playoff time as a black ace.

    I think their cup chances are better today than they were a few days ago.
     
  11. BruinLVGA My Sig P226 Mk25 Navy ROCKS!

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    14,262
    Likes Received:
    5,913
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Good luck to Frankie. Had/has a filthy shot, but for whatever reason he didn't make the next step here. I wish him nothing but success and happiness.

    PS: I thought he was going to be a 30 goals scorer with the Bruins...
     
    BruinsFanSince94 and Chief Nine like this.
  12. BigGoalBrad Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    8,067
    Likes Received:
    1,333
    Trophy Points:
    109
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Love it of course. Glad Frank will get a shot and not lose a full season of hockey.
     
  13. TwineTickler TheUltimateBruin

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Messages:
    28,555
    Likes Received:
    4,987
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Fairfield County, CT
    Absolutely fantastic. I was fully on board with the Holden deal before this and this just makes it a million times better
     
  14. since76 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Messages:
    3,206
    Likes Received:
    817
    Trophy Points:
    184
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    director of children aids
    Location:
    Quebec
    Wishing him the best, lost all hope on him
    No place for him
     
  15. GloveSave1 *** 15 ***

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Messages:
    11,147
    Likes Received:
    2,415
    Trophy Points:
    231
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Occupation:
    Non-Profit Management
    Location:
    N.Windham, CT
    Home Page:
    I got that impression from monitoring what was said in the media mainly during the deadline periods during DS time as GM. Clearly, I'm not the only one that got the impression he mainly focuses on talks with a very small amount of clubs and goes all-in on those. Maybe I'm wrong, but I've never gotten the impression that he's a "multiple burners" guy. He focuses in and scrambles for the Staffords, Liles, and Stempniak scraps after the buzzer, if his one focus falls through.

    From watching his time as Bruins GM does he seems like a guy focused on checking in with other GMs, forming a broad range of contacts/relationships - or a guy with his own building plan that occasionally reaches out when he must?

    Another example that just came to mind is the draft. A few times the Bruins have profoundly reached, leading many to question why DS didn't trade down which would be normal.

    I just don't think it's DS game. He's a draft and develop guy. Certainly does things his way. He's focused on getting his guy on his board, not working the phones to squeeze a extra return out of the difference between a 1st and 2nd round slot. That behavior is a indication.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
  16. whitetape Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    91
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    A surprisingly good return for somebody who was blocking Donato/Czarnik/Bjork and when you think about it, Holden, at least as far as a roster spot goes.

    How much could Postma bring?
     
  17. 22Brad Park Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    30,183
    Likes Received:
    7,406
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary AB
    Good to see Sweeney shed the deadwood.Got that 3rd back to.Good move .
     
  18. GloveSave1 *** 15 ***

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Messages:
    11,147
    Likes Received:
    2,415
    Trophy Points:
    231
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Occupation:
    Non-Profit Management
    Location:
    N.Windham, CT
    Home Page:
    A couple boxes of white hockey tape?
     
  19. Ratty Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2003
    Messages:
    10,395
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    Trophy Points:
    214
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Occupation:
    Surfing
    Location:
    Rive Gauche
    Home Page:
    Reilly Smith took advantage of an opportunity with Florida and carved out a nice career for himself. Hope the Springfield Rifle can also score a bullseye with the Panthers.
     
  20. 22Brad Park Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    30,183
    Likes Received:
    7,406
    Trophy Points:
    186
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary AB

    I think Sweeney been at them draft tables and around the league long enough he knows most in the game.He is just quiet and does his homework.
     
  21. Wiggleboom Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    1,375
    Trophy Points:
    170
    SB Cash:
    $ 960,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Not sure where to post this, but obviously the Bruins are not going to keep 9 D on the roster the rest of the season (preventing them from having a 13th forward).

    I imagine they will at some point try to slip Postmark through waivers and stash him in Providence as insurance. Does anyone think he would get claimed? He is number 9 here but would likely be number 6/7 on some teams.
     
  22. bob27 Grzelcyk is a top pairing defenceman

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2015
    Messages:
    3,332
    Likes Received:
    1,419
    Trophy Points:
    109
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    There's no roster size limit after the deadline, so they might keep up all 9 defencemen.
     
  23. BruinsFanSince94 Registered Poster

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2017
    Messages:
    17,619
    Likes Received:
    19,126
    Trophy Points:
    147
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Firefighter
    Location:
    New England
    If they acquire a player before the deadline, they have to waive someone, I'm pretty sure.
     
  24. GloveSave1 *** 15 ***

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Messages:
    11,147
    Likes Received:
    2,415
    Trophy Points:
    231
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Occupation:
    Non-Profit Management
    Location:
    N.Windham, CT
    Home Page:
    I'm a fan. Just feel there are GMs that are the chatty wheelers and dealers and then there are the inwardly focused guys. Gotta have a way of doing things.

    It only really comes up when he can't get things done during times like a tight window at the deadline or squeezing value out of draft spots.

    But you guys are right...it's just an opinion. Maybe he frequently chats with all the other GMs. Who knows.
     
  25. STUDNICKA Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    81
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Norton MA
    Frank wheeler? Tyler Vatrano? I'm gonna be bummed watching you pot 28 goals next year!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"