'Attempting to unload bad contracts'
The Celts may be talking trade with a team that's 'attempting to unload bad contracts.'
True or not, the rumors sound so typical of the Celts. ... I'm no longer expecting much from the draft -- or from any trade. They're going to go for another forward or guard who later will be involved in a trade that initially feels mediocre at best in the short-term -- and turns out horrendous in the long-term. That's been the pattern. No reason to think that history's pattern has suddenly changed. ...Update
-- From Reader AM:
Seems to me the Celts and Bruins have been in opposite situations for many years. The Celts have not had a real star to build around, so they've had a lot of pretty good players but haven't been able to do much with them. (For example, the two guys they drafted when they didn't get Duncan were decent, but useless to them.) The Bruins have had big studs (Thornton, now Charra) but haven't put sufficiently talented teams around them. (Thornton has been successful on all-star teams and with the Sharks, disappointing here.)