Reviewing The Trade: Peverley, Valabik For Wheeler, Stuart

23rdFeb. × ’12

This time last year the Boston Bruins traded first round pick Mark Stuart and free agent refugee from the Phoenix Coyotes Blake Wheeler (@BiggieFunke) to the then Atlanta Thrashers and now Winnipeg Jets for Boris Valabik and Rich Peverley. What I thought of the trade at the time is pretty well known. But its a year later, the Boston Bruins have hoisted the Cup, Rich Peverley played a key role in that and has since been rewarded with a new contract.

Let’s take a look at the players one at a time:

Mark Stuart:

  • Had a multiseason ironman streak as a member of the Boston Bruins.
  • leads the Jets in shorthanded time
  • has well over 100 each hits and blocked shots (154,141) both higher than any Bruins player
  • got his first career shorthanded goal this season

Blake Wheeler:

  • his 96 hits are more than any Bruins forward except Lucic
  • leads his team in scoring
  • only Bergeron has more points among the Bruins
  • with 12 has more powerplay points than any Bruins player except Chara

Rich Peverley (currently injured):

  • 9 goals 29 assists 38 points in 49 games
  • gets almost 4 minutes of special teams time a night
  • 4th among Bruins forwards in time on ice per game
  • 8th in scoring on the Bruins

Boris Valabik:

  • Has not played in NHL since trade.

On paper, and in the stat sheets it is hard to argue the now-Jets won this trade. Both teams got what they wanted from the trade, but if you need to declare one a winner it’s not really that close. Apparently I’m not alone in thinking that.


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  • LAMESBURYstinks

    Im happy with the trade. It was about clearing cap space for Mr Nobody cant do a thing(enjoy Montreal you bum) Anyway Wheeler just didnt fit in Julians system for whatever reason. Stuart was always a solid and mostly under rated D-man. BRUINS sure could use his defense right about now. Peverley was having himself a good season until he went and got himself hurt. With the BRUINS ending up with the cup the trade was a win-win for both teams. Im happy with the trade, it wont go down as a Neely type trade but the trade leading to this one, the Kaberly trade, may go down as the worst trade in the history of the BRUINS.

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