Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Montador for Nokelainen

The Bruins sent one of their depth forwards to Anaheim to bolster their blueline with Steve Montador. Montador looks to be strictly a rental player for the Bruins and will give the team a good sixth or seventh defenseman.

2008-2009 Statistics20092010
To AnaheimPositionAgeGP/MINPointsCap HitCap Hit
Petteri Nokelainen F23333$850,000$850,000
2008-2009 Statistics20092010
To BostonPositionAgeGP/MINPointsCap HitCap Hit
Steve MontadorD296520$900,000UFA

There is no question that this deal is central around Steve Montador heading to the Bruins. The Bruins gave up a marginal-to-poor prospect to get him, which reflects terribly on the Ducks right now, but Montador now becomes a viable threat offensively. With 20 points in 65 games, Montador does have some offensive upside, which does lack in Box 14. Look for this deal to be a pure rental though and the Bruins have Nokelainen out of their hair as well.

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