Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wideman, 15th pick to Florida for Horton, Campbell

Well, the big story is breaking...Nathan Horton, the third overall selection in 2003 and Gregory Campbell have been acquired by the Bruins for lightning rod defender Dennis Wideman, the 15th overall selection in the draft and another undisclosed pick (maybe one of the 2011s edit- report is 3rd rounder in 2011), according to TSN's two-headed monster of Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger.

It was initially looking like the Bruins might have avoided having to give up the mid-first-rounder, when Dreger tweeted that players were being notified and it was a two-for-one Panthers to Boston swap, but the pick is a part of it.

Well adios, aspirations on Austin Watson, Emerson Etem, Dylan McIlrath, etc. but if you're a fan of Horton's I guess you really like this deal. He's a former 31-goal scorer and he certainly addresses a major need for the B's.

On paper, Boston gets a power forward and finisher, but Horton doesn't have the greatest reputation for attitude. Will he get it together and rehab his image in Beantown?

I guess we'll see. Horton has been a bit of an enigma thus far in his career, but there's no denying that he's that big-body with real skill.


  1. That seems like a lot to give up (and after you finally sold me on the value of Watson/McIlrath).

  2. Thomas is next out the door as soon as the Bruins can cut a deal for him he'll approve. He already squashed one!

  3. Campbell is an extremely unproductive center. Last year he had 2 goals and 17 assists. He's had 5 years in the NHL and never topped 32 points. He may be part of the next trade with Thomas or Savard.

  4. With the new 'aggresive' attitude the Bruins seem to have acquired, I wouldn't be shocked if the Bruins packaged 32 and 45 to move back into the middle-to-late first round. Kiss the top ten good-bye though...I wasn't sold on Gormley anyway. My McIlrath hopes are still alive.

  5. Although this now needs to be updated, it is an excellent site for what team has what draft picks.
    Carolina should be involved in some trading activity with 11 picks!