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  • Gonchar dealt to Bruins

    Lots of surprises this season!

    Gonchar dealt to Bruins

    After shipping out Jaromir Jagr, Peter Bondra and Robert Lang, the Washington Capitals have dumped some more salary - this time off their own blueline - sending defenceman Sergei Gonchar to the Boston Bruins in exchange for either two players and a draft pick or two draft picks and one player, TSN has learned.



    All that is required to make the transaction official is the trade conference call that registers the trade with the league.



    Sources told TSN the deal is likely to be defenceman Shaone Morrisonn and two draft picks.



    Gonchar is in the final year of a four-year, $13.95 million US contract that pays him $3,650,000 this season.



    The 29-year old veteran has seven goals and 49 points this season, leading all NHL defenceman in scoring.



    The 10-year veteran was taken 14th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Capitals. He made his NHL debut in the 1994-95 season and scored seven points as a rookie. He led all Capitals' defencemen in scoring over the next two seasons and led the team's blueline with 11 playoff points as the Capitals went the Stanley Cup Final in 1998.



    In 1998-99, Gonchar played just 53 games, and led team defencemen with 21 goals and 31 points. He also led the Capitals with 13 power play goals and was the first Russian defenceman to score 20 goals in an NHL season.



    In 1999-2000, Gonchar finished the season with a team best +26 rating and became the second defenceman in team history to score a hat trick.



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  • #2
    that's how a GM sells off his high-priced assets....

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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    • #3
      I'm guessing that Leetch is next.
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      • #4
        Probably means another potential destination for Weight is gone...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CSD@Mar 3 2004, 10:47 AM
          I'm guessing that Leetch is next.
          That's the speculation making the rounds....

          "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
          Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
          -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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          • #6
            The East is better than the West this year.

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            • #7
              The view of this deal from a cynical Bruins fan:

              Ownership is half-hoping that the Bruins bomb in the playoffs again so that when it comes time to pay guys and to make trades in the future, they're excuse for not spending the coin will be that they've done it, and it didn't work, so why should they do it again? This is exactly the excuse they sued for about 5 years after the Kevin Stevens disaster.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lippa@Mar 3 2004, 09:51 AM
                The view of this deal from a cynical Bruins fan:

                Ownership is half-hoping that the Bruins bomb in the playoffs again so that when it comes time to pay guys and to make trades in the future, they're excuse for not spending the coin will be that they've done it, and it didn't work, so why should they do it again? This is exactly the excuse they sued for about 5 years after the Kevin Stevens disaster.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by devaskar+Mar 3 2004, 11:52 AM-->
                  QUOTE(devaskar @ Mar 3 2004, 11:52 AM)

                • #10
                  So does this mean the revival of the Bruins this season has you watching the NHL again?

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