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69centers
03-04-2009, 01:08 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/

Danman1116
03-04-2009, 01:40 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/players/profile?playerId=1329

for Nokellainen

beantownboy
03-04-2009, 01:43 PM
good pick up. he's a tough player and can play defense or offense.

Shaiza
03-04-2009, 01:44 PM
For Nokelainen? I'll take it. Good trade.
Let's see some others follow.

The Intimidator
03-04-2009, 01:44 PM
This is a good trade, especially considering that Nokelainen and Sobotka seem interchangeable. I hope this isn't all we're doing, though.

abourne13
03-04-2009, 01:46 PM
Wow! Thanks for everything Noke but I say that's a great pick up for the B's. Big tough Dman for in/out of the roster forward.

Maine Big Dawg
03-04-2009, 01:46 PM
Sounds like some more grit, not what I was expecting in the way of D-man, thought we wanted a puck moving D-man?

Shaiza
03-04-2009, 01:47 PM
This should replace someone that might be getting shipped out...in the defense core of course.

Danman1116
03-04-2009, 01:49 PM
This should replace someone that might be getting shipped out...in the defense core of course.

I wonder who? Stuart maybe? I don't see him getting moved tho

Shaiza
03-04-2009, 01:50 PM
I wonder who? Stuart maybe? I don't see him getting moved tho

I don't know to be honest. But someone is going. We are loaded in the defensive front, and if Montador really is coming to the Bruins, then guys like Stuart or Hunwick could be on their way out.

Frrrrank!!!
03-04-2009, 01:52 PM
Okay, this is a start.

beantownboy
03-04-2009, 01:52 PM
Montador and Hnidy are the same type of player. dont see any real necessary reason to have both.

celticpride07
03-04-2009, 01:53 PM
this is a solid trade for the b's which should lead to more trades.

Danman1116
03-04-2009, 01:53 PM
I don't know to be honest. But someone is going. We are loaded in the defensive front, and if Montador really is coming to the Bruins, then guys like Stuart or Hunwick could be on their way out.

I'd hate to see either go...Hunwick would be a good trading chip tho...Offense and Defense

beantownboy
03-04-2009, 01:53 PM
but montador has played some forward for anaheim also. maybe they plan on having him being a third line BANG

69centers
03-04-2009, 02:05 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/

... for Steve Montador

AngusYoungRocks
03-04-2009, 02:08 PM
how much does montador get paid

Danman1116
03-04-2009, 02:19 PM
how much does montador get paid

$800k

abourne13
03-04-2009, 02:22 PM
Just a side note, off topic...

Is anyone watching Trade Centre 09 on TSN?? That curling commercial is pissing me off because they are using the music for It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. It always gets me excited to see something about that show, but it's f'ing curling!

Hockeyras
03-04-2009, 02:48 PM
Ok...gotta run so quick post...

If you want salary numbers...go to nhlnumbers.com

I don't think this is our only d-man trade...look for Stuart-Ference-Hnidy to be on the way out for someone big...I'm thinking Pronger for a package of Stuart & Manny+?? I don't know...but I don't think PC is done with the D-----LOVE RECCHI!! Plus I called it last night.....LOL! WOOOT!!! BE back tonight...don't have too much fun without me :(

Maine Big Dawg
03-04-2009, 02:52 PM
I think it would take more then Stuart and Manny+ for Pronger , not sure Ducks would want Manny at all.

lanigan119
03-04-2009, 03:10 PM
Pronger is staying put

Maine Big Dawg
03-04-2009, 03:13 PM
I would agree

Hockeyras
03-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Per BostonBruins.com


12:55 p.m.
Hello Steve! Bruins Acquire Montador for Nokelainen.
A 29-year old defenseman from Vancouver, BC, Canada, Steve Montador began his NHL career with the Calgary Flames in the 2001-2002 season. He was signed as a free agent by Calgary in April 2000, from Peterborough Petes (OHL), having also played for the St. Mike’s B’s (OPJHL), the North Bay Centennials (OHL) and the Erie Otters (OHL) since the 1995-1996 season.

In four partial seasons with the Flames (94 total games played as a healthy reserve), Montador posted four goals and five assists. During those years, he continued to alternate games between the NHL and the AHL Saint John Flames, where he tallied a total of 11 goals and 29 assists. Montador also spent the 2000-2001 season with the Saint John Flames, posting one goal and six assists.

After spending the 2004-2005 lockout season in France, the 210-pound, six-foot Montador was acquired by Florida during the 2005-2006 season. He spent three seasons with the Panthers, registering 10 goals and 28 assists.

On July 11, 2008, Montador was signed to a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks (free agent). He is only one of three Ducks to play in all 65 games this season and has totaled four goals and 16 assists with the California team (+18 in the last 55 games).

In his seven seasons of professional play, Montador has compiled an impressive 18-goal, 49-assist record.

Is his off-time, Montador serves as ambassador for Right To Play, which is an organization that promotes child education, development and disease prevention in Africa, Asia and the Middle East through sports and fair play. In support of the athlete-driven program, he traveled to Tanzania with Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference in 2007 to visit the local schools firsthand. Read the official release, here.

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12:23 p.m.
Back to you Peter...




On how things are going…
Well, we made one trade that we can’t announce yet, so you’ll get that. It’s, again, it’s a depth trade, that trade, and we’re working on a couple of others right now. I think noon was a big turning point because waivers expired then, and some teams picked up guys and wanted to see if they picked them up or not. So that’s where we are right now, and we’re continuing to be in our War Room, and we’re plugging away here.

On characterizing the negotiations with other teams…
It’s tough because there’s a lot of resistance due to the salary cap, due to the teams being tightly bunched….When you make a trade, you’re putting yourself out there, so there’s an inherent reluctance, so all those things play as factors into this thing.

On his lunch…
Low-fat yogurt. No, I’m just kidding – Quizno’s sub.


So is Montador just a Depth Trade??

cynomatic
03-04-2009, 06:02 PM
Montador was a beast on their run to the cup a few yrs ago ...you guys will like him

mattybeingmatty
03-04-2009, 06:28 PM
I like Montadour. Was a big fan of his during Calgary's run a few years back.
The price was right, and our depth has been strengthened. I would have taken Leopold over him, but Leopold's price was much higher, so I am happy. Plus, the Flames are my second favourite team, so if we didn't get him, I am glad Calgary did. Morris' price ended up being too high, with the Rangers, IMO, overpaying for him.