Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bouwmeester, Trade or No Trade?

Panther fans, would you like to see JM trade Bouwmeester and get some value for him or sign him to one more year and possibly lose him if this team is unable to make the playoffs again?

If a long term deal is not made, I would trade him.



Stanley C. said...

Jay needs to stay. He seems like the perfect fit for this team right now. He is one of many young, potential future stars on this team. He's the quick, offensive minded guy on the new defensive-minded defense. On paper, he provides a great counter to Nick Boynton and Bryan Allen. Look at our probable top 6 blueliners... Bouwmeester, Boynton, Allen, Van Ryn, Ballard, and probably Montador. That should be a very solid. Bouwmeester and Montador are good offensive guys, while Ballard and Van Ryn are more stalwart net protectors. From all reports, Boynton and Ballard are more defensive, but can move the puck. I think Jay fits right in, plus he's come up with a bunch of the young guys with this team, suffering through the losses. He deserves to be rewarded for his efforts.

Imber said...

It depends. If Ottawa's offer is as good as I'm hearing (Vermette, Meszaros, 1st rounder, Neil, prospect) I'd deal him in a second. I don't want anybody on this team that doesn't want to be here. If a good deal is out there, I say do it.

FloridaPanthers4ever said...

Ottawa just got Smith, I don't think they are looking ne more.

I would keep him only if its 3 years or more.

I have a feeling he will sign 1 year and then by the trade deadline if the team is not in contention (very possible), he might be traded for a lot less than wat we can get now.

Imber said...

I actually think if we wait till the trade deadline to deal him, we'll get a lot more. People always overpay when they're desperate for something, and a lot of teams will be desperate for defense.