Nick Bonino signs qualifying offer; Mitera moved

Posted: 07/16/2011 by bc in Uncategorized

The NHL’s financial season continues in earnest for GM Bob Murray and his front office staff.

Nick Bonino avoided arbitration by accepting our Ducks qualifying offer. It’s a one year contract and I’m not certain what his status will be next season. reports Nick is on a two way contract with an AHL salary of $65k and NHL salary of more than 10x’s that amount at $693k. Think Ni-Bo might be motivated?

Our Ducks also traded prospect Mark Mitera to Montreal for prospect Matthieu Carle. It’s another example of Bob Murray traded down in the draft. Mitera was the 19th selection in the 1st round of the 2006 Entry Draft. Carle was drafted 53rd overall and went in the 2nd round of the same draft year.

Mitera for Carle is trade of prospects who haven’t panned out as hoped or expected by their respected organizations. perhaps a change will do one or both some good going forward. In a poll 58% say Anaheim wins this trade.

  1. bbdux93 says:

    I still believe there must be a big deal coming. The things we’ve done this summer for the Crunch make sense – or so I’ve read. The things done for the Ducks are not so impressive – at least not to me.

  2. BackCheck says:

    Oh my bbdux93 wanting a big trade has driven one Ducks fan to drink

    Bob Murray’s Trading History:

    Ryan Whitney and a 6th round Entry Draft pick for Lubomir Visnovsky remains What About Bob’s single best trade to date. When you consider Murray traded Chris Kunitz and prospect Eric Tangradi to get Whitney the trade isn’t so great. Still he deserves some credit for fixing a mistake.

    Francois Beauchemin (who Murray said wasn’t worth $3.8 million) for Joffrey Lupul, Jake Gardiner and a conditional 4th pick in 2013 didn’t work out as hoped. When measured against Tampa Bay getting Eric Brewer for a prospect (Brook Beaukeboom) and a 3rd round Entry Draft pick in 2013 Murph gets a (((DOH)))

    Murray really taught James Wisniewski a lesson, didn’t he? Murray, in a hissy fit, no bar-stools tossed this time, traded Wiz to the Islanders for their 3rd round pick. The Isles later shipped him to Montreal for a second round pick. Wiz parlayed a 50+ point season into a long term contract with Columbus.

    How does that 2012 third round Entry Draft pick for essentially a 3rd line rental in Brad Winchester look today? It makes sense if you’re signing Winchester for a couple-3 years but we let him go UFA.

    Eric O’Dell, who projects to be a solid two way center, is moving up Winnipeg’s depth chart while Eric Christensen provided secondary scoring and and a near 50% (49.4) FO% in New York. The Rags claimed Christensen off waivers. In other words, we traded a highly touted prospect for a guy we waived.

    Then of course Bob Murray as GM in Chicago sent Chris Chelios to Detroit for Anders Eriksson. Jeremy Roenick to Phoenix for Alex Zhamnov. And was part of the key trade that allowed Brian Burke to acquire teh Sedin twins in 1999. Murray traded Chicago’s 4th overall Entry Draft pick to Vancouver for Bryan McCabe and the Nucks 1st round pick in 2000. Murray took Pavel Vorobiev. McCabe was shipped to Toronto a year later for Alexander Karpotsov and Vladimir Gusev.

    Obviously Bob Murray’s trading history is something less than stellar.

    Here’s how he described his upcoming summer:

    Big trade coming? How ’bout Bobby Ryan and Luca Sbisa for Shea Weber?

    Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to replace injured Kristian Huselius. Could be an opportunity to dump Jason Blake’s $4 million cap hit and $3 million salary. BJ’s also have a decent stay@home D in Marc Methot. Blake, a prospect or a second round pick?

    Shaone Morrisonn has dropped on Buffalo’s depth chart. Beauchemin for Morrisonn? What we lose in offense we gain in smart, stay@home play without sacrificing snarl.

    Late July and early August is also the time for picking up other RFA’s. Chicago has already announced it’s walking away from puck moving D-man Chris Campoli.

    • bbdux93 says:

      Certainly don’t know who’s out there that could help to fill some of our holes and didn’t follow the management side of Ducks before the past few years, so I really can’t comment on Murray’s trades as opposed to previous management, but even a novice like me knows there should be more coming.

      As you point out in Murray’s previous “gig” he made some trading blunders and we have our own list of “what the hecks was he thinking” transactions. That said I go back to something I’ve said before, I believe there is a head of player personnel that has the job of considering and telling BM what needs to be done with who we have, who is out there that can fill a need and what it might cost to get them.

      My dislike of Murray – in addition to his reported poor behavior – throwing bar stools, trading Wiz in the way that it was done, etc., is a real distaste for his smug attitude. Burke had a far better public image and that probably translated to a better repoir with the players and others in the organization. No one could ever convince me that this group of young men respects Murray and Carlyle – his pal!

  3. Gotta agree with bbdux93, I’m thinking that there’s a big move on the way for the Ducks.

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