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Report: Bruins “not in on” Nash, Ryan sweepstakes

Jul 18, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT

Peter Chiarelli AP

An NHL source tells ESPN Boston’s Jimmy Murphy that the Bruins are “not in on” the bidding for Rick Nash and Bobby Ryan.

In a presumably related story, apparently B’s GM Peter Chiarelli doesn’t want to give up David Krejci or Milan Lucic in a trade.

Boston is thought to be one of the teams on Nash’s approved list, along with Detroit, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Philadelphia, and New York (Rangers).

It was reported late Tuesday that the Red Wings made a “hell of an offer” for Nash, but received no response from Jackets GM Scott Howson.

Related: Why a David Krejci-Bobby Ryan trade might work

  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Smart move, not sure on the source.

  2. govtminion - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Good call, Chiarelli. That would be a miserably bad trade.

  3. freneticgarfieldfan - Jul 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Brining home Keith Yandle might be tempting, though

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Jul 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM

      >bringing, sorry

  4. itsallniceonice - Jul 18, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Starting to get a little frustrated with Chiarelli here. I could care less about Nash but not in on the Bobby Ryan sweepstakes? Ryan is a proven commodity that plays well in every aspect of the game. I would gladly trade Krejci+ for Ryan. Krejci is a stud when he tries but sadly he doesn’t show that effort on a consistent enough basis.

    • capesouth - Jul 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

      The report says that the Bs are no longer in on these two players but that they had explored the possibility of making these moves, as any GM would. At some point, you have to move on and make a statement that you aren’t going to actively pursue someone…remove yourself from the circus that it is. Let your team relax and prepare for the season. However, nobody on Nash’s list is ‘out’ of the running, at this point. He is going to be traded somewhere and eventually Howson will make it happen. It is really up to him though. Most teams have probably made their offers and if CBJ wants to pull this off, the ball is in their court. Who knows what the eventual Nash trade will do with regards to other players, like Ryan.

  5. Eberwizzle - Jul 18, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    That makes 28 teams now

  6. sjsharks66 - Jul 18, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    I wouldn’t give up Lucic for any of the players on the market either. I don’t think the bruins would be the same without Lucic. It’s a shame they’re missing Horton for so long. I love watching those 2 play.

  7. habsman - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    “Massachusetts officer put on paid leave for slur directed at Red Sox’s Crawford.”

    Who would want to play in that racist cesspool? Joel Ward says hello.

    • stakex - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM

      Not to defend Boston or anything, but there is racism and bias hate everywhere. In fact, I do believe Montreal was the city that said “You can’t coach in this city unless you speak the language”… so your in no position to lecture.

      • habsman - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

        If you cannot see the difference between a language issue and a race issue, then (you’re) in no position to lecture.

      • govtminion - Jul 18, 2012 at 9:29 PM

        And if you can’t see how an unfortunate few racist comments on the internet don’t define a fan base, I pity you.

      • stakex - Jul 19, 2012 at 1:09 AM

        Racism isn’t the only kind of bias hate in this world, and to think it is makes you blind. A language issue? They have these things called “translators” in this world, so it shouldn’t matter what language the guy speaks. It was that the guy was a foreigner, and some people didn’t like that.

        You missed the point though, there is hate everywhere… and you can’t label an entire group of fans based on a couple people and their actions. Just like I’m sure not all Montreal fans are xenophobic.

  8. stakex - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Looks like its down to the Rangers, Flyers, Pens and Sharks. I bet Howson is losing a lot of sleep right about now.

  9. arbruins - Jul 18, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Funny how Habsman focuses so much on racism…are you a closet racist? Shut your hole and spread your hate elsewhere. The people who follow this page are obviously not racist so I am not sure why you are stirring the pot.

  10. atteckus - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:52 AM

    How I wish we had a GM with the balls of Holmgren. Krejci, plus a couple of lesser moving parts (maybe a role player and a pick), for Ryan is a deal that Chiarelli simply has to do. The B’s lack a serious finisher and have virtually no one to present that critical net-front presence. Ryan fits that bill to a perfect “T.” You have to give something of value to get something of value, and standing pat is not a legitimate option. This is not the same roster we won the Cup with. I would never even engage on Nash, no doubt. But I would stay engaged on Ryan and would make something work.

    • odj810 - Jul 19, 2012 at 5:57 AM

      thats why we were 2nd in goals last year? everyteam goes through offensive funks. Ours happened at the wrong time last year the same way we got hot at the right time. I think we have the offensive weapons. Seguin is an elite scorer lucic horton marchand also can all put the puck in the net.

      • atteckus - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM

        We were second in goals last year because we had 5+ guys with 20+ goals scored, and a few role players who managed to put in 10+. But that’s a nebulous stat you are using. It doesn’t account for us piling on when facing weak teams and going scoreless or nearly scoreless against strong defensive/goaltending teams. How many goals did we score against the Rangers over the last 2 seasons?

        If you want to get deep in the playoffs, you’ve got to beat those strong teams – not pile on the goals against the Senators and Sabres. Its not the number of goals that matters. Its the when and the where of the goals that are scored, or the lack thereof. It wasn’t just a fluke of timing that drowned us. It was lack of finishing and lack of net-front presence in the face of teams with a solid defense.

        I hope this is just a bargaining ploy by Chiarelli to bring the Ducks to their senses about what the surrounding pieces of a deal are going to be. We need the Ryan deal as much as they need it. Rask, Seguin and/or Hamilton are not ever going to be part of a deal for Ryan. But in addition to Krejci, we could add some very nice pieces, like Jared Knight or Ryan Spooner (note: personally, I believe Spooner is going to be fantastic and would hate to give him up), and maybe a second round pick, all of which would make it a real good value/return for the Ducks.

    • homelanddefense - Jul 19, 2012 at 10:13 AM

      I would trade Krejci is a heartbeat for Ryan. It just depends on what other pcs they would want with Krejci. I have soured on Krejci, he disappears for way too long. For the money he makes he needs to be more consistent.

      Lucic would be basically untouchable, I think he sets the tone for the team.

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