Confirmed with Link: Paul Postma to Bruins. 1 yr $725k

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  1. toasterjam

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    smart signing, this is what I wanted to see. Grab depth guys who can play for cheap.

    I like it. Dont mind if the Bruins have a quiet day.
     
  2. dredeye

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    I imagine he's our 7th dman. We aren't moving someone to make room for him
     
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    Good depth signing. Not sure if a upgrade to Morrow, but sounds like a decent #5/6/7
     
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    This one doesn't make sense to me. Most right shot D have little experience on the left side. I think you are getting into trouble with a 5/2 ratio of RD/LD. I hope it works out. Just wouldn't be my ideal scenario.

    They've even commented publicly how they've been seeking a left shot defenseman. How they are right shot heavy on the big club. And then this? Maybe they just really like the player because the fit doesn't seam right, for the player or the club IMO.
     
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    His shots often hit both posts.
    Yes, the Postma Rings Twice.:laugh::yo::nod:
     
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    Good depth

    Like the minor moves they are making
     
  7. Bruinfanatic

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    Sure hope not.
     
  8. Alberta_OReilly_Fan

    Alberta_OReilly_Fan Bruin fan since 1975

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    definitely feels like one of the other right shot dmen will get moved.. im guessing either carlo or miller goes... other stays

    depth chart becomes

    mcavoy
    miller or carlo
    mcquaid
    postma

    then on left side we still have the hole
    chara
    krug
    unproven kid

    cap management is very important so i like getting a vet for this cheap.. but we dont want him playing when hes a vet this cheap. vets this cheap dont play good enough to warrent playing regular mins

    i wonder if vancouver will pop up in the trade rumors now? they are making alot of moves and weve been rumored to like edler for a few years now. supposedly they like spooner. and they can eat contract

    colorado can also eat contract on duchesne

    do we move spooner and a kid like zboril or lauzon to vancouver for edler at 50%
    and then
    carlo, heinen, belesky, and our 2018 first for duchense with maybe 2 mill retained? maybe include one more asset?

    if we arent planning to trade a rhs dmen this signing is a little confusing
     
  9. BruinsFanMike82

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    Why not just hold onto Colin Miller? Seems like there's no fit here.
     
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    Well much in the same camp as Colin and Morrow. Nothing to be excited about other people than depth
     
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    I watch the Jets a bit but honestly didn`t really notice him which isn`t necessarily a bad thing, plus player on a team who weren`t exactly defensive beasts.

    Didn`t cost much, seems ok to me but like others have stated, if I were a betting man, this was a precursor to a move
     
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    I like this signing and don't know if it necessarily means more moves are on the way.

    They lost depth when Vegas snagged C. Miller. Carlo ran out of gas as his first pro season wore on and the same will likely happen to McAvoy; and some of the defensive regulars have a history with injury.

    Postma provides nice depth, and good competition in camp.
     
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    "Obviously, I was a little nervous about the whole day. I've been with the Jets for five years and that organization for 10," said Postma, who acknowledged he feels comfortable playing either the left or the right side.

    "Definitely something different for me... I feel like there's a better opportunity in Boston. I can't say enough good things about that organization, everything about it. I'm just really excited to get there and try to help the team in any way I can."



    https://www.nhl.com/bruins/news/bru...nings-on-first-day-of-free-agency/c-290267932
     
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    I don`t know, there will be a log jam on D IMO, those who are signed, a kid or two who might push for a spot. Can`t keep the kids buried in Providence if one of them or two show they are ready.
     
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    I dont think there will be much of a logjam as the season progresses, we saw how quick D's can go down. Let camp come and see who stands out and takes a spot.

    If I was a betting man, I'd put money on Mcquaid, K.Miller, and Chara missing chunks of time next season.

    Mcquaid is a given to have a freak injury, K.Miller due to his rough play like Mcquaid just makes it more likely he will get banged up at some point.

    Chara another year older, I hope he can stay healthy but I assume at some point he may have some nagging injuries or need a rest.

    Chara-Krug-Mcquaid-K.Miller-Carlo-McAvoy-Postma-O'Gara..then maybe a surprise in Lauzon or Zboril...then Grzelcyk, Johansson and Cross in Providence. I actually...like our D.

    I have no issues carrying lots of depth because as we saw in the playoffs, injuries will strike and it's better to have a few depth options then be stuck throwing out Tommy Cross in a playoff game.
     
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    Think he's a 7th D or Providence bound.
     
  18. CharasLazyWrister

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    A little concerned we might be looking at a Matt Irwin 2.0 situation, but we'll see how it goes.
     
  19. Ratty

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    Can he shoot a puck like Colin Miller?

    Can he skate like Colin Miller?

    I ask, because the description looks a lot like Chiller.
     
  20. Mr. Make-Believe

    Mr. Make-Believe Pass me another nail

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    Can't skate like Miller, no. Can't shoot like Miller, no.

    Is bigger though and a bit more rangy in his own end.
     
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    Postma was just starting to mature as a defenseman. This was a very shrewd pickup. The kid skates like the wind, plays a good puck moving game.
     
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    How is he in his own end? I'm guessing your comment about him maturing is regarding this, but I admittedly don't get to see a lot of Jets hockey. I don't think most of us on the Boston board do.
     
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    Yes, his d coverage has improved. He certainly could have played here, but he and the Jets just never seemed to be on the same page. They essentially ran him out of town.
     
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    Most likely by running himself into the boards
     
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    Nice to hear. If nothing else, will be good to have the depth.
     

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