QUOTE(GMRwings1983 @ August 3, 2007 - 06:32PM)
I realize that, but it seems like every new name mentioned is someone that people here immediately want to sign. As someone posted earlier, we don't need another center and we need a big body in there, not another skilled forward. But I guess it is better than another "Fedorov should play defense" thread.
I'm not seeing a bunch of people saying git'r'done with this one. The reason I brought him up is because he is someone I hadn't really heard much about and it appears as though he and the team that holds his restricted rights aren't getting far in their negotiations.
I have seen a lot of people on here crying that Flip doesn't have what it takes ot be a second line center, and that Hudler is worthless. Although I don't agree with either of these statements, I thought I would throw this guy out for discussion.
Frankly, if you don't liek the topic, start one that you do like. If you think that there is another player out there that we should take a look at, bring them up.
I kind of look at it like this: if we did
sign this guy we would add a proven, young, north american player to our roster that is capable of putting up some points and holding his own at the NHL level. So what if we gave up some draft picks. At least then I wouldn't have to see all the Euro-bashers here crying that we took another
"soft euro" in the first round again.
Now, you can either add to the discussion, or you can ignore it. But don't go trashing a topic that is as you said, not about Fedorov, or Kozlov, or McCarty, or Lapointe, or any of the other past Wings that we all came to love when they were wearing the winged-wheel.