Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:35 PM
i really don't see much benefit to getting rid of either of them. as has been mentioned, because of drapers contract situation, if he retired, the wings would get no additional cap space. so there is nothing that can be done about his contract. and as far as his play, he has been injured, so theres really no problem. there either. like has been stated, hes not playing so he isn't prohibiting some prospects development or anything like that. it does suck that drapers cap hit is so high. would be nice to have a few hundred thousand in cap space if he had a more reasonable contract.
as far as osgood, it may be that he is finally dropping off significantly. however, are there really many better options available right now? for osgoods price he is still a decent value. i don't think we have anyone worthy of calling up and i don't feel the team should give up any assets to pick up someone elses backup. and i don't know of any goalies that haven't signed that would be better options.
i am all for young players getting a shot. however, there is really no benefit to either of these guys going anywhere. however, both are at the point where any new deals will need to be very seriously debated.
I love Maltby, but to say he wasn't a ****** is a dis-service to his career of douchebaggery.