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    Derek Morris: Going back to Phoenix

    Joe Makarski March 3, 2010

    TSN.ca reports that the Bruins have traded Bruins’ defenseman Derek Morris back to the Phoenix Coyotes, where he had spent five NHL season.

    The compensation: a [conditional] fourth-round pick in 2011. Dominic Moore = second-round pick in 2010; Jordan Leopold = second round pick in 2010; Derek Morris = fourth-round pick in 2011?  How does this work? Highway robbery considering Morris was a solid No. 2 blue-liner in Boston.

    This is an obvious move to clear cap-space, as Morris’ hit was at $3.3M this season. With the Bruins already thin on defense, hopefully this is a move that opens more doors to bigger ones.

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    1. Mike March 3, 2010

      I think this is a good move. I don’t know if there is a stat for this (and there probably is), but I have never seen someone get more shots from the point blocked than Derek Morris.

      Who’s next? I’d say dump Chara or Lucic.

      1. admin March 3, 2010

        I wouldn’t mind seeing Lucic and his $4MM contract go away. But I doubt with he or Chara go. I’d label Chara as untouchable. The B’s have now “saved” roughly $1.5MM this season by trading Bitz and Morris, while acquiring Seidenberg. Ideally, Ryder and his big bucks would get shipped for something to open more doors to bigger and better moves.

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