QUOTE(Elshupacabra @ May 25, 2007 - 10:50PM)
I disagree, I think that Schneider is more important on the PP then Markov is on the back end. I think, if we cant sign Markov too, we should sign Schneider and bring up one of our prospect D-men.
This is a tough call. Markov is a solid defensive d-man and his offensive game got better and better as the season went on, but he's very injury-prone and makes costly errors from time to time. Meanwhile, Schneider is a wonderful PP defenseman but his defensive play is suspect and he is getting up there in years.
I wouldn't know which way to go if I needed to pick. I'd lean toward resigning Schneider for a year; Lilja has show that he is capable of being a full-timer again.
QUOTE(HockeyCrazy3033 @ May 25, 2007 - 11:01PM)
No chance of Calds returing? What the hell did he ever do wrong? I just don't get this situation. They saw how GREAT he was during the regular season, and what a difference he made yet he has a bad round or two *which I still think something is up?* and they are going to give up on him already. Nice..
He was a trade-deadline acquisition. A lot of the time, those types just don't stick around anyway.
I share your confusion as to what, exactly, happened to Calder that caused such a downswing in his game; however, in the end, do we really have another spot for a player of his type?