So an interesting little tidbit stolen from puck daddy (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Who-are-the-least-valuable-players-in-the-NHL-a?urn=nhl-274029#remaining-content)..... some sports finance company compiled a list of the 15 least valuable forewards and defensemen. None of our Bruins made the list of the 15 least valuable forewards (your welcome Michael Ryder), however, we have an entry coming in as the 15th least valuable defensemen in the league. However, it is not Andrew Ference.
I know, right.
Matt Hunwick is figured to be the 15th least valuable defensemen in the entire NHL. Now, it is no secret that I am not a huge Matt Hunwick fan... I think he is a defensive liability who tries to jump up into the offensive play far too often and doesn't have the ability to cover when he does so. However, he is making approximately 1.5 mil a season. I think that is appropriate compensation for what he brings to the table, as opposed to his (probably) defensive partner Andrew "ouch my body" Ference. Ference's contract is eating up 2.25 million in cap space, in other words, Johnny Boychuk and Adam Mcquaid combined. So my question I pose to this survey, if we had the ability to get rid of either Matt Hunwick or Andrew Ference, which one would we rather send packing. I feel like that is an easy question to answer, which means that one of these two guys is clearly less valuable than the other. But now I throw it out to you guys, which one of those two guys is less valuable?