An amusing e-mail exchange between me and my man Joey M. following yesterday's Tovionen for Soderberg trade. Thought you all might get a kick out of it
From: Boston.com Newsletters [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 5:01 PM
To: Aaron S.
Subject: Breaking Sports Alert: Toivonen traded
Hannu Toivonen has been traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Carl Soderberg.
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From: Aaron S.
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 5:00 PM
To: Joe M.
Subject: FW: Breaking Sports Alert: Toivonen traded
Is this a good thing or bad thing? I know Toivonen is decent (he was our goalie, right?). Is Soderberg any good?
From: Joe M.
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 9:47 AM
To: Aaron S.
Subject: RE: Breaking Sports Alert: Toivonen traded
Hey, what's up...
Not sure if it is good or bad, never heard of Soderberg, unless he is the guy that directs movies... then it would be good..
Honestly..Who f*ing cares... the B's are so irrelevant it is not even funny. Not sure which team in pro-sports that is mired in failure that you can compare them to...
You can't compare them to the KC Royals/Tampa Bay, because the B's have spent money, but not well.
You can't compare them to the Washington Redskins, because they have spent money and gotten little performance for it... because as crazy as Dan Snyder is he at least will go after the big name proven guys without hesitation... and not sit on his hands while free agents that could help go to other teams without any B's interest
You can only compare them to themselves..haven't done anything in the playoffs in years on the rare occasion they have made it... and 36 years since last Cup...
( Although the Celtics are going to make a run at them soon )