At the trade deadline last season the Bruins acquired Mark Recchi and a second round draft pick (in 2010) for Matt Lashoff and Martins Karsums. Lashoff was thought to be that puck moving defenseman that is coveted by most NHL teams. However, today Lashoff was waived by the Lightning. Lashoff, the 22nd overall pick in 2005, will probably not make it through waivers, meaning the Lightning will lose his rights and be on the hook for half of his salary. Therefore, the deal ends up being Martins Karsums for Mark Recchi and a second round draft pick. Late last week Karsums was placed on waivers and sent to their AHL affiliate. So to further analyze this deal the Lightning get two players who have disappointed their expectations (one in the AHL, the other which will probably be gone) and the Bruins got a veteran leader who will probably net 20 goals, and a second round pick that very well may be in the top 40. So, 6 months later, who wins this deal? The Bruins, hands down.Nice work, Chiarelli.
Reviewing the Recchi deal