18
Oct
09

For Sale: 1 Bruins Season Ticket, Great Seats, Terrible Team and Management

Chuck Kobasew

What’s going on at the TD Garden? Well I know what’s not going on, winning. The B’s drop another one to soon-to-be homeless Phoenix after stomping Dallas 3-0. Where is the consistency? And then, they go and trade slumping Chuck Kobasew to Minnesota for “rights” to sign forward Alexander Fallstrom and forward Craig Weller, and the Wild’s 2011 second round draft pick. So let me get this sorted out, the B’s were going to deal Kobasew in the off season so they could sign Kessel, they don’t, instead the get draft picks, Kessel goes to Toronto and now we get rid of Kobasew for some potentially signed forwards and a draft pick. Chiarelli, how many picks do you want? You’re picking up draft picks like they are dot-com stock shares in the late 90’s.

Supposedly because of Lucic’s injury against Dallas Boston realized they are under some serious cap stress. What does that mean? Well when Milan broke his nail on Friday the Bruins had to call up P-Bruin Guillaume Lefebvre on emergency basis. Lefebvre had to drive from Providence to Boston on Friday night to catch the first flight out to Arizona on Saturday morning. Because of cap space the Bruins don’t have players hanging out in the press box waiting for their time to shine. Boychuck is in for Wideman, so the one extra player the B’s carried was dressing leaving them with no one to call up and stick around the team bus due to cap limitations. Now the Bruins have put Lucic on long-term injured reserve, meaning he cannot play for 10 games or 24 calender days. After the loss to Phoenix Lefebvre was sent down to Providence, only to be called back up today after the trade. With Lucic out the Bruins have also called up Brad Marchand and Vladimir Sobotka.

So there we have it, the Bruins now stand four points outside of division leading Ottawa and ninth in the Eastern Conference, eight points outside the Rangers’ top spot. I guess there is a lot of season to be played, but come one B’s put it together. Thomas looks terrible, Chara is still admiring his Sports Illustrated spread, and I think Savard is shopping for new mascara before he can start scoring again. Watching the Bruins struggle is the absolute worst, it’s one thing if they were just bad, but they’re not. They need to get some consistency and it won’t kill them to fight a little bit. Sure the offense is struggling, but there needs to be a spark on the bench to get the boys going. Until then make me an offer for my ticket, I’ve got 3 others I can probably get from the other guys.

Kobasew’s trade from NHL.com

Acquire 2nd round pick in 2011, rights to Fallstrom and Weller from Minnesota.

Sunday, 10.18.2009 / 8:19 PM / News

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired a second round draft choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the rights to unsigned draft choice Alexander Fallstrom and forward Craig Weller from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Chuck Kobasew.

Fallstrom, selected in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, began his freshman year at Harvard University in September, 2009. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, he played for Brinken, Lindigo and Djurgarden in Sweden before moving to Minnesota where he attended Shattuck St. Mary’s School from 2007-2009. A senior captain at Shattuck St. Mary’s in 2008-09, Fallstrom led his team with 40 goals and 87 points (40-47=87) in 52 games. In his first season with Shattuck he had 67 points (20-47=67) in 62 games.

Weller, a fifth round selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft (167th overall), has played in 95 NHL games with the Phoenix Coyotes and Minnesota Wild and has 4-10=14 totals with 127 penalty minutes. This season, Weller has played five games for the Houston Aeros (AHL) and has one assist and seven penalty minutes. Last season, Weller played in 36 games for the Wild and earned 1-2=3 totals and 47 PIM’s.

Kobasew was acquired by the Bruins along with Andrew Ference from Calgary in exchange for Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau and a fourth round draft pick in 2008 on February 10, 2007. This season he has appeared in all seven of the Bruins contests, tallying 0-1=1 totals and 2 penalty minutes.  In total, he appeared in 158 games for the Bruins, with 44-40=84 totals.  His career NHL totals are 368 games, 78-77=155.

The Bruins are in action next when they host the Nashville Predators at the TD Garden on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET (TV:NESN, Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub).

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4 Responses to “For Sale: 1 Bruins Season Ticket, Great Seats, Terrible Team and Management”


  1. 1 Mike V
    October 23, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Wow you are an idiot.

  2. 2 Eddy $
    October 24, 2009 at 12:03 AM

    I agree with mike you are an idiot any one can have a blog these days it seems


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