As Bruins fans we don’t have to worry about our team scrambling to make room to trade for Bo Horvat because he is off the market. Late on Monday afternoon, the Vancouver Canucks traded him to the New York Islanders for a player, a prospect, and a pick.
BO TO THE ISLAND!
The @NYIslanders have acquired #NHLAllStar @BoHorvat from the @Canucks in exchange for Anthony Beauvillier, Aatu Raty and a conditional 2023 first-round pick! pic.twitter.com/l0z5n5RRvu
— NHL (@NHL) January 30, 2023
It’s a curious trade in many ways. First, Lou Lamiorello just committed top center money of $9.1M per year for the next 8 years to Mathew Barzal. Having a career year on an expiring deal, Bo Horvat is looking to get paid with this new contract in his first UFA eligibility. Currently he’s being paid $4.125M and could make upwards of $8M. And the Islanders have a lot of money tied up in centers; they have most of their players locked up next season.
There's, like, zero chance Lou doesn't already have some level of assurance and/or knowing confidence that Bo Horvat signs long-term with the Islanders, right?
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 31, 2023
Bo Horvat’s agent Patrick Morris is also the agent of 5 Isles players, Josh Bailey, Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck, Matt Martin and Blade Jenkins.
Probably why Lou was confident enough to trade for Horvat and get a contract done.
— Mr. Tenkrat (@PeterTenkrat) January 31, 2023
I just hope that Horvat doesn’t like his facial hair too much because that will not be allowed to flourish.
If Horvat wanted to be traded to a playoff team, this wasn’t the right move. While the top four wild card contenders can fluctuate, it looks like it’s the Capitals and Penguins positions to lose in that heavy Metropolitan division with Buffalo looking like the potential dark horse candidate. The Isles would have a lot of work to do to get one of those spots. Maybe Horvat is the difference?
imagine you’re bo horvat, excited about maybe getting traded to a contender and playing meaningful hockey — and you get sent to the islanders
— dom ️ (@domluszczyszyn) January 30, 2023
Now with Horvat due to play in the All Star Game, the league has to figure out how to do just that with a Western player now in the Eastern conference.
Needless to say, this trade caught NHL All-Star Game organizers a little off-guard. They're not quite sure yet how to handle Pacific Division center-now-New York Islander Bo Horvat in the context of the event.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 30, 2023
Thanks to a funny video I saw this weekend I’ve had Toto’s Africa stuck in my head for a few days. Here, now you can all get in stuck in your heads because sharing is caring.
That video has close to 1 billion views! Wow.
No problem, i have John Prine’s ” Crazy as a Loon ” stuck in my head and nothing will drive it “rains down in Aaafrica” aw crap.
There’s an annoying inaccuracy in that song. The lyric goes “as sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus over the Serengeti”.
No it doesn’t. It’s over 200 miles away. You can’t even see it from the Serengeti!
WRT All-Star events, it seems kind of obvious to keep Horvat with the group he was in when the voting ended. Especially since the trade was within 6 days of the event. Sorry ‘nucks fans, your GM doesn’t care about your happiness.
Interesting that Horvat and Beauvillier had the same cap hit!
Wow, Beauvillier has all the promise, but hasn’t realized that potential, yet. I think it was Bill Veeck who said “i don’t mind the high price of stardom, i just don’t like the high price of mediocrity.”
Wow! Big deal for the Isles. They are within striking range of a playoff spot and the race for those wild cards just got tougher. Caps, Penguins, Sabres, Isles, and Panthers will be battling it out for two spots, yikes. The Isles have three games left vs the ‘Guins, two vs Buffalo, and one vs the Caps. Should be fun.
Took the chimney apart yesterday, cleaned it and slapped it back together… better.
Been working too hard. I should take a day off before Friday. Friday night temps will fall to -19°f. -1 for the high Saturday… Sunday….back in the 30s. Weird.
Yeah, it’s way too soon to write them out of the playoff picture – unfortunately!
Wow, that’s cold! Get the fire a-roaring!
I will make sure the heat is turned up. I will make sure the heat is turned up. I will make sure the heat is turned up.
I see your ear worm and raise:
Playing Horvat over Beauvillier could bump them up a few points in the standings and squeak them into a Wild Card. That hardly makes them a cup contender though. Their recent foray against Caps, Bruins, @Sabres, Canes, @Leafs they went 4-0-1.
I don’t particularly want to see the Isles play the Bruins in the playoffs – not interested in the storyline, nor do I enjoy watching NYI hockey.
I feel that the Isles play a similar style to the Bs… a style that gives the Bs fits!
That seems a bit extreme. Is a chimney-broom not good enough?
Round here we just send a grubby Victorian child up there. The East End is crawling with them.
The easiest way for me is to remove the two sections above the stove, move the stove over, then use the chimney broom from below. I got one that hooks to a drill. Brush is plastic to prevent damage to the flue. Worked well.
There was no convenient way to put the clean out outside
Ahh. That’s actually similar to my setup. Or it was before I got a chimney insert (the pellet stove uses 3″ stovepipe with fan-forced air)