No Hamrlik, I am tired of the wings gambling on old men who never seem to pan out. I mean who last season would have guessed that Modano would come, play a handful of games, and get benched in the playoffs? If the wings are going to get points from the back end better to do it with someone who won't just be on a one year contract.
As for what Holland said, its very ambivalent, 'pretty much set' isn't 'not going to try to make a move'. I think what he means is if the season starts tomorrow he would be happy with his top 9, but, hes a smart GM and if a good deal for Richards comes along he will take it.
Modano was suppose to come in and play around 41 games. I thought that was what he was brought in to do, to rotate with players? ANd there wasn't much of a gamble with modano, seeing as he didn't have that big of a cap hit.
Obviously if a good deal comes along he'll take it, he's not stupid. But Holland says he's pretty much set with his top 9, to me, that means he likes his top 9 how it is. babcock says he would "like" to add a top 6 forward, how is that any less ambivalent? Both men are postering and saying everything that all parts of a team says.
Like I said, who gives a f*** if Hamrlik is old? You're telling me you wouldn't take a guy, who next year, will put up 30+ points and finish +10 next season just because he is old? Would I rather have a 28 year old who will do the same? Yes. Would I rather pay someone who is ten years older 70-50% of what that 28 year old will be wanting who will perform the same or probably better? Yes. That's called being a smart GM.