Pretty sure that those reports have been refuted, by Ericsson himself.
I think he will try to keep Ericsson. I just hope it's at the right price. I
thinkhope he can grow into the #4 role. He's still not a $2 million/year player though... I hope he realizes that. If not, we can replace him.
I hope those rumors are untrue, I haven't read much supporting them.
I will say that I don't think he will ever be more than a number five because he has everything to be a top four guy but always seems to shrink in the role. He could be a great number five though, if he develops. I just assume he will always want more than what he will get here, and it will be up to his personality if he takes his role here.
I am just worried that he might end up being our solution to this new Raf problem... and if that is the case then Lidstrom should just retire now rather than play next to Ericsson all year long.
I have to say more than anything, Raf retiring makes the early exit all the more painful in every sense.
We have to wait longer to find out what will become of our team AND a class act misses a good shot at leaving on top.
Edited by Majsheppard, 23 May 2011 - 07:45 PM.