Fans were pumped for this day, only to be disappointed. The moves of trading out Derek Morris and bringing in Dennis Seidenberg were useless. GM Peter Chiarelli has always said, we don’t want to make a move to just make one. But today, he did.
First off, the trade of Derek Morris was awful. The Bruins arguably most consistent defenseman netted just a 4th round pick…in the 2011 draft. When guys like Andy Sutton, Dennis Grebeshkov, even Andrew Alberts, are netting more in return, you know you got fleeced. I know he had a NTC, but why bother moving him for just a 4th. It’s essentially Derek Morris for Steven Kampfer. What?
The B’s overpaid for Dennis Seidenberg. He was acquired for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and TB 2nd in 2010. That 2nd round pick is at the top of the round, so it’s almost a late 1st. Adding that to Bitz, it’s a bad move. This is a guy who we could have had instead of Morris in August. Poor asset management. If the goal is to re-sign Seidenberg, why not wait until the draft and acquire his rights. Seidenberg is not much if at all an upgrade over Morris. And if Seidenberg leaves, it was a waste of a good pick.
Chiarelli always wanted to hold onto the picks, and yet he dealt a 4th, and 2nd for close to nothing of an upgrade.
Now the prices were high, but Joe Corvo went for a similar package of Seidenberg. Ryan Whitney went for a lot in Lubomir Visnovsky. But you are telling me you couldn’t add a Fredrick Modin for a conditional pick. Just something minor to add a body? Maybe try and pry Peter Mueller out of a Morris deal?
I would have rather they made no move than deal a 2nd and Morris for Seidenberg and a 4th.
Offensively, the guy who could have made a difference was traded to NJ a long time ago. This deadline failed.
End result, you paid a top 40 pick for a lateral move.