Monday, June 29, 2015

Bruins acquire agitator Zac Rinaldo

Zac Rinaldo
Zac Rinaldo
If you've heard the name Zac Rinaldo before, it was most likely from hearing about a suspension or cheapshot he put on someone. Well, you'll be hearing his name more often as the Bruins acquired Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers in a trade for the Bruins natural third round draft pick in 2017.

Rinaldo has played in 223 NHL regular season games, has 8 goals and 16 assists for 24 points. He also has a plus/minus of -30 and he has accumulated 572 PIMs.

Rinaldo may help the Bruins in the physical presence and fighting areas of the game, but he is most likely going to hurt them with dumb penalties. He plays out of control and if you take a look into his past you can see there is a trend. He has already been suspended three times for a total of 14 games. Rinaldo is signed through the next two seasons at 850K per season.

Take a look at the below articles by broadstreethockey.com and nj.com, and let us know what you think. I'm all for having tough guys and agitators on your team but this move in my opinion was a bad move.

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