Hey peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.
You may be asking yourself - why is a member of Leaf Nation posting a picture of Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli? Well, I guess congratulations are in order for Mr. Chiarelli - if you want to know, just ask him. Before Thursday night's game between the Leafs and Bruins - Chiarelli was on Toronto radio talking about the Bruins - and of course, his favourite topic these days, the Bruins trade with Toronto that saw Phil Kessel move north for two first round draft picks (2010 and 2011) and a second round pick (2010).
Chiarelli took a bit of a shot at Brian Burke and Leaf Nation saying- "we calculated that the trade would give us at least a top 10 pick" and something to the effect that anything better would be gravy. Some (read Bruins fans) may think there was nothing wrong with what their GM said - however, it was a classless act sharing with the media that you thought another team would be horrible going into the season. As an aside - how do you "calculate" how a team is going to finish?
When Brian Burke is asked about the trade - he says he would do it again and hopes it works out for the Bruins. Whether he means it or not is not the point - Burke, unlike the former SenaTard, would never through a colleague under the bus or mock his team.
Laugh it up Pete - you too Bruins fans...remember, this is a guy who spent years as part of the SenaTards brain trust...their history of drafting hasn't been great. You will probably get a lottery pick - enjoy. Some of us aren't as gracious as our GM - we hope you draft the next Alexandre Daigle. You may draft Taylor Hall and he may be great - but playing for the Bruins...two words - Joe Thornton.
The question Leaf Nation has for Chiarelli - while you were busy "calculating" where we would finish - should you not have been "calculating" your own damn salary cap? You are the proud owner of the worst contract in the NHL - the one immovable contract - Tim Thomas. The Bruins will be in salary cap hell for a few years - enjoy a few more years of Tim Thomas and his $5 million/year contract. Or maybe
Michael Ryder - $4 million in 2010/11
Dennis Wideman - $3.9 + through 2011/12
David Krejci - $3.750 through 2011/12
Good luck filling out that roster next year guys - you'll have your own lottery pick next year.
To my anonymous reader who lambasted me for a blog entry about how the Bruins were doomed under Chiarelli - still laughing? or are you know seeing "just how wrong you were"? (remember those words buddy?)
One more thing on Thursday night's game - while we lost in a shootout...it was truly spectacular to watch Milan Lucic get dusted by Coulton Orr, knocked on his ass twice by Dion Phaneuf, and miss an open net. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUCH - meh.
Song of the night on Hazelspeeps - for Peter ChiarelliLoser - Beck
Hazel, here's hoping things are groovy in your world.